Bristol: The Policy Press, 2003
Housing associations are essential to the government's strategy for improving social housing yet have no direct statutory responsibility for re-housing homeless people. This study critically examines the role of housing associations in responding to the needs of women who have become homeless due to domestic violence. Issues studied include:
H. Morbey, J. Pannell and R. Means
Community Care, Aug.14th-20th 2003, p.36-37
Older homeless people have been overlooked in the government's initiatives to combat social exclusion. They depend on support from specialist voluntary organisations which are themselves fragile due to uncertain funding.
M. Crane and A.M. Warnes
Housing, Care and Support, vol.6, Aug.2003, p.18-25
Paper presents evidence from a longitudinal study of the resettlement of 64 older homeless people which monitored their progress for two years after re-housing. Results show that people who moved to independent flats, particularly sheltered accommodation, were more likely to be settled than those who moved to shared living arrangements. Problems arose with the behaviour of co-tenants in shared housing and from the poor condition of some of the properties offered. Successful resettlement was also more likely when good support was available from housing workers.