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Welfare Reform on the Web (July 2006): Homelessness - UK

Begs questions

H. McCormack

Community Care, June 1st-7th 2006, p.30-31

Westminster Council has recently launched a public information campaign to discourage people from giving cash to street beggars. The Council argues that beggars are generally not sleeping rough and that this money is spent on drugs and alcohol.

Developing a model of housing support: the evidence from Merseyside

C. Hennessy and D. Grant

International Journal of Consumer Studies, vol.30, 2006, p.337-346

Article presents evidence from a qualitative study of both those receiving and those supplying resettlement support services for single homeless people in the Merseyside area. Different approaches to support are considered and a model of successful support is established. A critical prerequisite of successful support is the strength of the motivation of the homeless person to be resettled in the community and to engage with support services. Equally important to the success of resettlement is the strength of the relationship developed with the support worker. Successful outcomes can occur if practical and emotional support are offered in a non-judgemental way tailored to the individual needs of the client.

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