homelessness

Towards the end of 2013 evidence emerged in England and Wales that the recent cuts to Housing Benefit, coupled with the increase in Jobseekers Allowance sanctions, are putting some families at risk of losing their homes, in addition to impacting upon social landlords’ ability to prevent and alleviate homelessness.
 

Report that presents the findings of a consultation carried out by the Scottish Government on 'Housing Support for Homeless Households' between January and April 2012.

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

Project which aims to create a textured picture of the day-to-day reality of homelessness as experienced by the women who are living through it and the insights from the people who support them. 

The website is an online platform that brings together the work created over the 18-month project, which culminated in an exhibition at gallery@oxo from 14th – 18th November on London’s South Bank in November 2012.

For more story-based resources, see the Storybank.

Video blog that gets up close and personal with veterans, mothers, children, layoff victims and others who have been forced onto the streets by a variety of circumstances.

It puts into context one of the nation’s most troubling and prevalent issues through personal stories captured by the lens of Mark Horvath – its founder – and brings into focus the pain, hardship and hopelessness that millions face each day. 

Demonstrates the yawning gaps in data, information analysis and research in four of the most vulnerable populations in society, namely vulnerable migrants, gypsies and travellers, homeless people and sex workers.

Project that brought together different sectors all working with women who are homeless to share understanding of the particular experiences and challenges women face. It explored how organisations in different sectors are working with women to overcome these challenges, and how we can ensure women do get the riht help at the right time.

Briefing from a four-year study to provide an independent analysis of the impact on homelessness of recent economic and policy developments in Scotland. Key areas of interest include the homelessness effects of the post 2007 economic recession and the housing
market downturn.

In December 2011, the findings of the National Youth Reference Group's first survey of youth homelessness was published in the Young and homeless report. This report updates the 2011 research. It investigates homelessness amongst young single people, who can be either statutory or non-statutory homeless.