Over the last 18 years Dame Louise has been instrumental in the development of bespoke social policy programmes for government. Drawing on her experiences leading homeless charity Shelter, Dame Louise has consistently delivered brave and innovative solutions to long standing social problems ranging from homelessness to anti-social behaviour to troubled families. At the request of the Prime Minister, she led a review into integration in the United Kingdom published December 2016.
Throughout this, Louise has maintained her commitment to the charity sector and has been a driving force in the establishment of the Institute for Global Homelessness, with the aim of delivering an international solution to homelessness across the world. She left the civil service in July 2017 to step up her work for the Institute; joined King's College London as a visiting professor and the London School of Economics as a guest lecturer.