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
Impact of legislation
Lack of coordinated support
Criminalisation of homelessness
Homelessness and incarceration
Slipping through the net
Getting off the streets
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After watching the series of video relating to homelessness, gave me a better understanding of the the serious problem that excist not only in this country but worldwide. It gave me an insight to issues that I didn't even consider relating to people experiencing living on on the street and the ignorance of people attitude to this pandemic problem effecting society. It is clear that the local and national authorities could do a lot more to tackle a problem which will only get worse if left to fester and get bigger.