Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Homelessness Directorate
Provides advice on positive outcomes the Homelessness Directorate would like to see local authorities achieve on homelessness in 2003-04. It does not represent statutory guidance. It is based on analysis of good practice, data and research as well as discussions with local authorities and other homelessness agencies around the country.
London: Pluto Press, 2003
This book explores the life of the homeless, the hostels, bedsits and life on the streets. It gives detailed accounts of young people's experiences of being homeless.
Housing, Apr. 2003, p.14-17
Reports an interview with the chief executive of the Foyers Federation. Foyers provide homeless young people with accommodation, training opportunities, and help in finding employment.
Community Care, Mar. 27th - Apr. 2nd 2003, p. 40-41
The Homelessness Act 2003 lays a duty on Housing and Social Services Departments to work together to produce a joint strategy for tackling the problem. Article discusses the reluctance of some Social Services Departments to engage with the process.
Housing Studies, vol. 18, 2003, p. 29-46
In December 2001 Brighton and Hove City Council introduced a set of local connection criteria aimed at stemming the flow of homeless people apparently moving to the city in search of services. Under the new criteria, only those previously resident in Brighton can make use of the city's hostels and night shelters. Paper examines the movements of 41 homeless men interviewed at a hostel and night shelter in Brighton prior to the introduction of the new rule. The majority were found to have recently moved to the city having become homeless elsewhere. An examination of the men's reasons for coming to Brighton suggests that future movement of single homeless people to Brighton is unlikely to be significantly affected by such policies.
Salvation Army Homeless Research In Association With Help The Aged
Research aimed to:
Identified needs for: