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Welcome to the PIELink

This website is the online home of a constantly growing community of practice. Our aim here is to connect people involved with addressing the psychological and emotional issues that go with homelessness, and particularly in the development of 'Psychologically Informed Environments' - PIEs. 

In these pages you will find a wide selection of useful items, ranging from published papers and official guidance, to specially produced video content - all for the purpose of sharing practice, research, thoughts and opinions.

The basic idea of a Psychologically Informed Environment has evolved, in the ten years (+) since it was first suggested; and it may well continue to evolve, especially with the most recent version - known as 'PIEs 2.0' - which is designed for evolution; and the Pizazz assessment and service development process.


But we do know, pretty much, how to improve services from within. With the development now a software counterpart to the Pizazz on paper - the PIE Abacus - there may now be dramatic, though still exploratory, potential for tackling more systemic issues.

For more on this process of constant evolution and 'development in dialogue', see  'Is the PIE evolving? :  HERE

And also the video on 'Learning and enquiry - the cycles of practice-based learning' :  HERE

For the PIElink members' on-line working parties currently running or proposed, see the 'Forums' : HERE

For more information on the PIE Abacus, see : 'Pizazz and the PIE Abacus' : HERE

New to PIEs and the PIElink?

There's help with getting started on the

'START HERE!'  pages

For more information on the PIE Abacus, see : Pizazz and the PIE Abacus : HERE

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The Library

The Library is an ever expanding treasure chest, with a wide variety of documents and audio-visual content, curated for their relevance with brief introductions and commentaries.

All main pages on this main site are free to view to any one.   But the contents of the Library - and a few pages in the Members' Area - are only available to registered members.

NB: this includes the 'Pizazz on paper' documents - free to all registered members.

Members Directory

Through the Members' Directory, you can see where there are fellow members that share your interests and location; and in some cases you can make contacts, using the advanced search functions.

Otherwise, we may often be able to put members in contact with others with similar interests, by email.


Live streaming

After being offline for a while, the advisory team here at PIELink are determined to get the lunchtime forums and discussion groups up and running. From February 2023, we will be running a monthly drop-in advice session for anybody with specific questions or queries regarding PIE.

We are also planning on resuming our lunchtime discussion forums and are in the process of developing some Special Interest Groups - SIGs.

Find out more: HERE.

News & Events

Please note: the PIElink is currently un-funded; and as a consequence, this 'News and Events' area is not currently very active.  With the development of the PIE Abacus (HERE) , there is the prospect of a respectable income, to sustain and even to expand this area.

But for now we are only able to issue (occasional) newsletters, and these go only to registered members.

To receive these, please do make sure your firewalls and spam filters are not set too high.


The principal intention behind this website is the wish to facilitate communication between all those working with the psychological and emotional needs of people who are homeless. 

Becoming a member is completely free and allows you full access to all features of the site.

Become a Member

  • Complete access to the library - an extensive and still growing range of related documents and media
  • A welcome from the editor; and an opportunity to talk over what particularly interests you in PIEs
  • Full use of the members directory - find other members (if you and they are happy with sharing your location and/or interests)
  • The ability to create a profile, identify your interests, and where suitable to be put in contact with other members
  • Email notifications of major new developments - now infrequent but still valuable.
  • Subscription to the monthly newsletters (currently paused in the absence of a newsletters editor)