Free course

Homelessness and need

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Homelessness and need

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.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand how some of the needs of homeless people can be met.

First Published: 10/08/2012

Updated: 10/02/2016