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Welfare Reform on the Web (December 2001): Homelessness - UK

CHANGING HOUSING POLICY: WOMEN ESCAPING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

G. Pascall et al

Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, vol. 23, 2001, p. 293-309

Article discusses the implications of changing homelessness rights under the Housing Act 1996 and subsequent regulations for women's ability to escape violent relationships and find long term solutions to the housing needs which domestic violence creates.

FINANCIAL EXCLUSION AND HOMELESSNESS: FOCUS GROUP SESSIONS WITH HOMELESS PEOPLE IN GLASGOW AND WITH PROFESSIONALS WORKING IN THE HOMELESSNESS FIELD

H. Kahn and D. Jones

Galashiels: Heriot - Watt University, Social Enterprise Unit, 2001.

Report is based on separate focus group sessions held in Glasgow with homeless people and professionals working in the field. Within the homeless persons focus group all participants had experienced varying degrees of financial exclusion which in itself was seen as a hindrance to securing permanent accommodation. Many homeless people expressed a desire to manage money and to access appropriate financial services. Study suggests that homeless people may benefit from initiatives to address financial exclusion alongside other issues they face.

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