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Welfare Reform on the Web (June 2008): Homelessness - UK

No place to call my home

C. Stothart

Children and Young People Now, May 7th-13th 2008, p. 18-19

Youth homelessness in England has fallen by nearly half between 2003/04 and 2006/07. This article looks at the impact of movements in policy on youth homelessness, such as greater emphasis on prevention and the target of eradicating use of bed and breakfast hotels as temporary accommodation for 16- and 17-year-olds.

Suits you

R. Brotchie

Roof, May/June 2008, p. 47

This article considers ways in which private rented accommodation could become a solution to homelessness in Scotland through improvements to security of tenure and quality of housing management. More use of the private rented sector to house homeless families could help the Scottish government to achieve its target of ensuring that every unintentionally homeless person is permanently rehoused without a long wait in temporary accommodation.

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