Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions
Lays a clear duty on local authorities to accommodate young homeless people.
Housing Studies, vol. 15, 2000, p. 581-594
Current policy responses to rough sleeping, or street homelessness, have been increasingly characterised by their emphasis on reintegrating people sleeping rough into society on the grounds that many in this group are vulnerable people who have become homeless because they need assistance and care. In contrast, the popular view of rough sleeping is that it is caused by fecklessness, moral weakness and an active choice to sleep on the streets. Paper is concerned with the impact of the popular view of rough sleeping on the environment in which services for the street homeless have to work, and on the design and operation of such services.
Independent, 23rd Aug. 2000, p. 8
There has been a 28% decrease