Homelessness And Social Policy

Homelessness And Social Policy

by Roger Burrows
     
 

The problem of homelessness is deeply emblematic of the sort of society Britain has become. What other social phenomena could better epitomise the end of modernity than our seeming inability to adequately respond to the most basic needs - shelter, warmth, food - of substantial numbers of our 'citizens'? Homelessness and Social Policy offers a dispassionate

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The problem of homelessness is deeply emblematic of the sort of society Britain has become. What other social phenomena could better epitomise the end of modernity than our seeming inability to adequately respond to the most basic needs - shelter, warmth, food - of substantial numbers of our 'citizens'? Homelessness and Social Policy offers a dispassionate analysis of the problem of homelessness and the policy responses it has so far invoked.
By reviewing theoretical and legal conceptualisations of homelessness and presenting extensive statistical analyses, this book considers the impact of the experience of homelessness and the policy responses. Homelessness and Social Policy will prove to be invaluable to students of social and public policy, health studies, housing studies and sociology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415154567
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/02/1997
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

List of tables
Notes on contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Homelessness in contemporary Britain: conceptualisation and measurement1
2Homelessness and the law19
3Theorising homelessness: contemporary sociological and feminist perspectives35
4The social distribution of the experience of homelessness50
5The characteristics of single homeless people in England69
6Mortgage arrears, mortgage possessions and homelessness88
7Soldiering on? Theorising homelessness amongst ex-servicemen109
8The housing needs of ex-prisoners123
9The health of single homeless people132
10Health, homelessness and access to health care services in London149
11Rehousing single homeless people159
12Opening doors in the private rented sector: developments in assistance with access172
13The capacity of the private rented sector to house homeless households189
14Hostels: a useful policy and practice response?203
15Addressing the problem of youth homelessness, and unemployment: the contribution of foyers216
16Working together to help homeless people: an examination of inter-agency themes229
References243
Index257

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