Homelessness and need Social Care & Social Work 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 free course, Homelessness and need, complex needs are both a cause and a product of homelessness. The Open University The Open University Course text/html K202_3 K202_3 en-GB Copyright © 2016 The Open University Archive