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Welfare Reform on the Web (October 2000): Homelessness - UK

CODE OF GUIDANCE ON HOMELESSNESS

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions

London, 2000

Lays a clear duty on local authorities to accommodate young homeless people.

THE NEW CONSENSUS, THE OLD CONSENSUS AND THE PROVISION OF SERVICES FOR PEOPLE SLEEPING ROUGH

N. Pleace

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.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE SLEEPING ROUGH ON THE STREETS FALLS BY ALMOST A THIRD

C. Norton

Independent, 23rd Aug. 2000, p. 8

There has been a 28% decrease

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