Homelessness

Homelessness

In its broadest sense Homelessness is the problem faced by people who lack a place to live that is supportive, affordable, decent and secure.  Whilst rough sleepers are the most visible homeless population, the vast majority of homeless people live in hostels, squats, bed and breakfasts or in temporary and insecure conditions with friends and family. (ODPM, 2002) 

People who experience homelessness are often amongst the most vulnerable people in our society, suffering from a combination of poor housing, unemployment, low income, bad health, poor skills, loneliness, isolation and relationship breakdown.

Whilst there is some debate over the precise definition of homelessness there is a widespread acceptance that homelessness is about more than rooflessness.  A home is not just a physical space; it provides “roots, identity, security, a sense of belonging and a place of emotional wellbeing” (Crisis, 2003).

In United Kingdom homelessness is most commonly defined and discussed in terms of Homelessness Legislation, the first of which was introduced as the Housing (homeless persons) Act 1977. (Burrow, Pleace & Quilgars, 1997)

Whilst the legal definition of homelessness is pitched in broad terms those who are actually accepted as homeless (the statutory homeless) and eligible for support by Local Authorities are a much narrower group. Those who are not clearly entitled to support are largely single people (people without dependents) they are the Hidden Homeless.

 

 

The Hidden Truth About Homelessness

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The main cause of homelessness is relationship breakdown
Crisis, 2014

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    Homelessness: Reversing the Trauma (Emma Williams)

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    Homelessness: Reversing the Trauma (Dr Peter Mackie)

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    Homelessness: Reversing the Trauma (Rudy Harries)

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    Homelessness: Reversing the Trauma (Beth Jones and Sophie Nash)

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    Homelessness: Reversing the Trauma (Sam Austin)

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    Digartrefedd: Gwrthdroi'r Trawma (Charlotte Grey)

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    Homelessness: Reversing the Trauma (Emma Williams - Tackling & Preventing Homelessness in Wales: Setting a New Direction)

    9 months ago • 18 views
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    Homelessness: Reversing the Trauma (Dr Peter Mackie - What do we Know About Homelessness in Wales and What Works)

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    Homelessness: Reversing the Trauma (Introduction)

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    Homelessness: Reversing the Trauma

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    Cai's Story

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