Understanding Older Homeless People: Their Circumstances, Problems and Needs (Rethinking Ageing Series)

Understanding Older Homeless People: Their Circumstances, Problems and Needs (Rethinking Ageing Series)

by Maureen Crane

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780335201877
Publisher: Open University Press
Publication date: 06/01/1999
Series: Rethinking Ageing Series
Pages: 209
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of tables and figures
vii
Series editor's preface ix
Acknowledgements xi
Studying older homeless people and their needs
1(8)
Homelessness: a history of concepts and theories
9(18)
Part I Biographies and pathways into homelessness 27(68)
The prevalence and profiles of homelessness among older people
29(14)
The breakdown of family households
43(17)
Itinerant working lives
60(11)
Mental illness and stressful events
71(13)
The aetiology of homelessness among older people: a synthesis
84(11)
Part II Meeting the needs of older homeless people 95(88)
The circumstances of older homeless people
97(25)
Psychological and physical health problems
122(18)
Sub-groups of older homeless people and their problems
140(6)
British policies and services to address homelessness
146(22)
Resettling older homeless people
168(15)
Appendix A: Glossay 183(2)
Appendix B: The methodology of the empirical studies 185(4)
References 189(17)
Index 206

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