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Welfare Reform on the Web (August 2007): Homelessness - UK

Evicted

C. Eley

Roof, July/Aug. 2007, p. 25-27

At the start of 2006 the BBC commissioned a film, Evicted, about family homelessness in modern Britain. The author, who worked as a researcher for the film, describes the adverse effects of homelessness and living in temporary accommodation on families. Families experienced overcrowding, disruption to children's education, poor access to cooking facilities, etc.

Vulnerable young could lose out

D. Ghose

Young People Now, July 4th-10th 2007, p. 9

The government's new strategy for the Supporting People funding scheme for supported housing gives local authorities a greater say in where the money goes through local area agreements. There are concerns that schemes offering accommodation to homeless young people will lose out as money could be diverted to provision for older people.

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