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Youth homelessness has been recognised as a significant social problem since the late 1980s, and local authority homelessness strategies now include preventative services as a key area of development. However, youth homelessness prevention services are a relatively recent innovation in the UK,...
It is increasingly important for voluntary organisations seeking funding to provide hard evidence that their projects are achieving beneficial results for their clients. While service user evaluation of services is of paramount importance, cost‐effectiveness and the views of partners in the...
This paper is based on a survey of service provision for women experiencing domestic violence and who have additional complex mental health or substance use needs. Postal questionnaires were sent to domestic violence organisations, community mental health teams, mental health NHS trusts and...
The National Housing Federation's initiative, In Business for Neighbourhoods, urges all housing associations to ensure that they focus on users, to diversify funding and manage costs, while working in partnerships with others to serve the whole population of a community or neighbourhood....
This paper describes the principles that need to be followed by housing designers and planners to ensure that disabled people are not excluded by design from future housing development. It outlines the demographic drivers and the problem with current housing stock, and then comments on the...
The Social Exclusion Unit's report on mental health, published in the summer of 2004, had surprisingly little to say about housing. But behind the scenes there has been a ferment of activity, and the National Institute for Mental Health for England (NIMHE) has been given the lead role in...
There is great and growing interest in assisting people with learning disabilities to live in their own homes with support to promote and enhance their independence. In order to make this happen on a wider scale, access to housing has to be expanded, for example through increased use of shared...
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