Homelessness among women is a major issue across Europe, especially in the current climate of weak economies and government austerity. The first book to concentrate specifically on women’s homelessness, this book draws on data from an EU-funded study that looked at homeless women sleeping on the streets across the European Union. Arguing that there are currently little or no specific provisions for helping this vulnerable and hard-to-reach group, the authors offer a close look at what effective policies might be, what strategies and services could be deployed, and, in particular, how governments might address the more complicated needs of homeless women who have suffered from domestic abuse.
|Publisher:||Policy Press at the Univ of Bristol|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Kate Moss is a researcher at the University of Wolverhampton who has conducted research for a number of governmental groups. Paramjit Singh is the director for research at the Central Institute for the Study of Public Protection at the University of Wolverhampton.
Table of Contents
List of figures and tables
About the authors
1. Getting below the surface of women’s rough sleeping
2. Towards a new theory of women’s homelessness: social dysfunction theory
3. A European perspective on women’s rough sleeping
4. Analysing and Understanding the Problem: Women Rough Sleepers Stories
5. Analysing and Understanding the Problem: Service Providers Stories
6. Explaining Women’s Rough Sleeping
7. Challenges and Recommendations
Appendix A: Research instruments used in the study