The majority of people who sleep on the streets, and in hostels and night shelters, are men. However, the number of women, particularly younger women, in these circumstances has increased (Anderson et al., 1993). They are often people with complex care and support needs, which go way beyond the provision of accommodation. But, as you will learn in this course, Homelessness, and need, complex needs are both a cause and a product of homelessness.
- Helen Robinson is the presenter;
- Julia Johnson is a member of the Open University (1999);
- John, Danny, Ernest, and Paul are all homeless (1999).
Course learning outcomesAfter studying this course, you should be able to:
- Understand how some of the needs of homeless people can be met.
- The Swansea Cyrenians 00:05:00
- Schemes run by Swansea Cyrenians in 1999 00:05:00
- Biographical perspective: using pathways 00:05:00
- Audio clip 2: Danny 00:10:00
- Audio clip 4: Paul 00:10:00
- Conclusion 00:05:00
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