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The homeless problem

Updated Thursday, 8th October 2020
Why do people become homeless? How many people does it affect? This series of short films explores the complex reasons that lead to people finding themselves on the street and the difficulties in supporting them in light of the consequences of austerity policy.

How does government legislation affect the provision for the homeless? There are over an estimated 300,000 homeless people in the UK and ‘Rough Sleepers’ the people we see on the streets only represent a very small percentage of the total number of people caught in this epidemic.

With contributions from Dr Victoria Cooper, Dr Daniel McCulloch, Dr David Scott and Dr Mathijs Lucassen, The Homeless Problem gathers a wide range of expertise and first-hand testimonials from people that have experienced homeless in a discussion that examines topics as wide ranging as mental health to the relationship between homelessness and the criminal justice system.

Watch the eight short videos below to discover more. You may also be interested in our free short course An introduction to social work

 

The homeless problem


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Being homeless


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Impact of legislation


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Lack of coordinated support


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Criminalisation of homelessness


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Homelessness and incarceration


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Slipping through the net


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Getting off the streets


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