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Participation of people who have experience of homelessness is paramount and can have outcomes at different levels. Most importantly, participation should always have a positive impact on homeless people. Indeed, individuals can and should receive personal gain or empowerment from being involved through increased confidence, knowledge, skills or awareness. Empowerment, by which we mean enabling homeless people to claim their rights and to achieve their potential and aspirations, is therefore one of the intended outcomes of participation, because an empowered person can more easily find a sustainable route out of homelessness.