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Welfare Reform on the Web (May 2003): Homelessness - UK

HOMELESSNESS (SCOTLAND) ACT 2003

Edinburgh: TSO, 2003

Key changes introduced by the Act are:

  • phasing out of the distinctions between priority and non-priority applications for local authority assistance;
  • providing probationary tenancies for people who have made themselves homeless intentionally;
  • enabling the suspension of the test of local connection;
  • making modest changes in the repossession process to help prevent homelessness.

THE PROVISION OF ACCOMMODATION AND SUPPORT FOR HOUSEHOLDS EXPERIENCING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN ENGLAND

D. Levison and D. Kenny

London: ODPM, 2002

Report explores both the ways in which local housing authorities cater for the accommodation and support needs of women and their children accepted as homeless because of domestic violence, and the role played by refuge groups in this regard.

SURVIVING AT THE MARGINS: OLDER HOMELESS PEOPLE ACCESSING HOUSING, CARE AND SUPPORT

H. Morley, J. Pannell and R. Means

Housing, Care and Support, vol. 6, Feb. 2003, p. 8-13

Discusses the role of street outreach, day centres, and resettlement and tenancy sustainment services in supporting older homeless people.

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