In light of the furore over calls for rough sleepers to be cleared from the streets of Windsor for the upcoming Royal Wedding, Sarah Johnsen and Jenny Wood highlight key conclusions from an international evidence review of ‘what works’ in addressing street homelessness.
Category: Homelessness & Social Exclusion
Eradicating Core Homelessness in Scotland’s Four Main Cities: Asking the impossible?
Today I-SPHERE publishes a report that provides an analysis of ‘core homelessness’ in Scotland’s four largest cities. In this new blog, Mandy Littlewood takes us through some of the main findings.
I-SPHERE’s Director Welcomes NAO Report on Homelessness
Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick responds to the National Audit Office’s new on homelessness in England.
How can we ethically respond to rough sleeping? A four-point framework
How can society best respond to escalating levels of rough sleeping? Dr Beth Watts offers four criteria to help navigate through this extremely polarised debate.
‘Changing the game’ for people with multiple needs: the role of evidence and reason
Tackling multiple disadvantage requires prioritising reason and evidence over the lure of exciting new approaches and the inertia of established ways of working, argues Beth Watts.
The Homelessness Reduction Act 2017: An Historic Step Forward for Single Homeless People
As the Homelessness Reduction Bill passes into law, Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick explains the significance of the new legislation and how it builds on previous policy developments elsewhere in the UK.
Three priorities for tackling homelessness in Scotland
In light of impressive changes to homelessness legislation elsewhere in the UK, Scotland’s claim to be a world-leader on homelessness may be weakening. Beth Watts identifies three areas where Scotland can raise its game.
Who will house the poorest? Developments on homelessness in England
Following the publication of our sixth annual Homelessness Monitor report focusing on developments and trends in England, Suzanne Fitzpatrick asks who will house those on low incomes in the future?
Interventionist and enforcement responses to rough sleeping and begging: Opportunities, challenges and dilemmas
Sarah Johnsen summarises a recent event, organised in partnership with Crisis and Glasgow Homelessness Network, exploring interventionist responses to rough sleeping and begging.
Innovation and effectiveness in a ‘cold climate’
Beth Watts argues that the growing focus on innovative responses to homelessness must be balanced with a commitment to approaches we already know work.