Tackling drugs to build a better Britain positioned drugs firmly in the context of social exclusion. Then the ACMD’s Drug Misuse and the Environment had a chapter on housing and homelessness. And now, Keith Hellawell has a buddy – the homelessness czar. Proof, if ever it was needed, that drugs and homelessness are irrevocably linked. So the policy’s there – but what about the practice? Here, Toby Seddon draws on new research to examine some of the practical issues faced by homelessness and resettlement services when faced with drug using clients.