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RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2016

Women who are homeless are among the most marginalised groups in our society and their numbers, especially among young women, are increasing. For example, in the UK, women made up 26 per cent of people who accessed homelessness services in 2013. It is believed that many more women are “hidden” homeless. This issue of the Homeless in Europe Magazine aims to raise awareness of the problem and contribute to better understanding what is specific...

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

Canadian cities have seen the impact of government built and operated social housing on the fabric of communities. Further, waiting lists for social housing have increased dramatically. There is an alternative.

In this study, the authors propose an alternative means of using federal funding to build low-income housing that leverages private-sector expertise in ownership, management and building low-income rental housing where the...

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Childhood as an idea may have its origins in the 18th century, when philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau described it as a brief period of sanctuary before the hardships of adult life. Before then, art had been in line with the spirit of the times, depicting children as little adults. Historically, too, we can track the change in attitudes. Enforced child labour, for example, gradually became unacceptable.

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RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

Strategy involves setting goals, determining actions to achieve these goals, and mobilizing resources to implement the actions. If, as FEANTSA believes it should be, the goal of public policy is to reduce and ultimately end homelessness, then a strategy is required.

Strategies to address homelessness exist at different levels. As competence for providing homeless services is often at local level, local strategies play a key role in...

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

Participation of people who have experience of homelessness is paramount and can have outcomes at different levels. Most importantly, participation should always have a positive impact on homeless people. Indeed, individuals can and should receive personal gain or empowerment from being involved through increased confidence, knowledge, skills or awareness. Empowerment, by which we mean enabling homeless people to claim their rights and to...

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2015

The bank foreclosed on your home because your parents divorced and don't have enough money to pay the mortgage. You're locked out of your house. Where will the family sleep? Most families turn to friends and relatives at times like these. That's why about 75 percent of the 1,258,182 homeless students in the United States live "doubled-up." Telltale signs of living doubled-up include references to crowded conditions, panic attacks in class,...

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

A new model for ending – yes ending – chronic homelessness for people with complex needs due to the challenges of psychiatric diagnosis and substance misuse has crossed the Atlantic. Housing First is taking root in cities as disparate as Lisbon, Marseilles, Glasgow, and Helsinki. This revolutionary new approach starts from the simplest, and perhaps most obvious of observations: what homeless people need is a home.

The idea that adults...

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

What would happen if housing were enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms? One activist’s inside account of the radical new fight to end homelessness.

"In 1996, fresh out of high school, I co-founded the Calgary chapter of the anti-poverty activist group Food Not Bombs, together with a group of youth active in the local punk music scene. We collected donations of food and served vegetarian meals to the hungry and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Social work with homeless people takes many forms, including work in residential, employment, health, education and legal services and social workers’ experiences may differ from service to service and from country to country. Changes in national and European contexts mean that social services for homeless people are changing too, and with them the work of social workers.

This issue of Homeless in Europe magazine explores different...

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Personal wellness depends on at least seven or more hours of restful sleep per night. There are correlations between insufficient sleep and deterioration of physical and emotional health. There is evidence that short sleep durations have negative physiological and neurobehavioral consequences and can cause dysfunction in the brain. Those dysfunctions may contribute to emotional difficulties and psychiatric conditions, such as psychosis....

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2006

Canada was once a leader in developing some of the most innovative cooperative and non-profit housing for and by women anywhere in the world. Today, in contrast, there is a growing crisis of women's homelessness across Canada. The Canadian government has failed to address this crisis and has done little to explore the causes of women's homelessness. The Centre for Equality Rights in Accommodation (CERA) in Toronto analyzed this situation and...

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

Communicating about homelessness is important for NGOs and activist groups working towards ending homelessness. The way they present homelessness can help to dispel negative stereotypes that can be a barrier to public interest in the issue but also to political will to change the situations that cause homelessness and keep people in homelessness. It can explain solutions to homelessness, and why they matter, to the people experiencing...

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2003

Despite growing evidence as to their effect upon health outcomes, housing issues have not been high on the agenda of most health researchers in Canada and the federal government and many provincial governments have withdrawn from the provision of social housing over the last decade. Despite the housing agreements signed in November 2001 by the federal and provincial governments to build more social housing units, less than 200 new units have...

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

As social workers, we are often so focused on helping others, we fail to care for, nourish and replenish ourselves in order to mitigate the occupational hazards of our profession and thrive within our work.

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2014

This article distinguished between vulnerability and susceptibility, providing examples of the application of susceptibility as a working concept in HCI research with homeless young people. Looking forward, the possibility exists that considerations of long-term commitment, participation, precaution, and methods and dissemination may be useful to HCI researchers who wish to engage with groups typically described as being vulnerable.

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Homelessness can be a traumatic experience that has a significant negative impact on individuals’ self-esteem, physical and mental health, wellbeing and support networks. Many approaches to ending homelessness focus on helping people get out of the situation once they become homeless. However, some approaches looks to preventing homelessness occurring in the first place, or avoiding a worsening in a homeless person’s situation.

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RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2007

In this Issue

Editorial
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Homelessness in Sweden - multiple faces, multiple responsibilities
Page: 3
By: Jönsson, Ann; Remaeus, Annika; Boustedt Hedvall, Maria; Bohman, Christina

Description:
In June, the National Board of Health and Welfare presented a plan on behalf of the government for how the work to combat homelessness is to be conducted in the next three years. Collaboration between...

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Much has been written on the interrelatedness of mental health and homelessness, some arguing that mental health problems lead to homelessness, while others claiming that homelessness is a stress factor which provokes mental ill health. Although the direction of causality is not straightforward, the link clearly shows how mental health cannot be treated in isolation and how its wider social context, e.g. social status, poverty or social...

JOURNAL NAME: The New York Times Magazine
RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 1996

The author examines the "death" of affordable housing in the United States and explains that the Government has let the number of new subsidized housing units drop to zero. In many instances working people can not afford rent, and Government subsidies are offered to the middle and upper class. The author contends that the Government has not done enough to give most poor families to live in safe, decent and affordable...

JOURNAL NAME: New York Times Magazine
RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2002

This article discusses the plight of homeless families living in New York City. A typical homeless child is under five years old, very poor and living with a sibling and a single mother. The mother may lack the education or job skills to lift her out of poverty; often, she has been the victim of domestic violence. Compounding such children's precarious circumstances are two long-term economic trends: stagnant or falling wages coupled...

JOURNAL NAME: American Jails
RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2001

This article highlights the success of the programs Albany County has for dealing with offenders who have mental illness and / or substance abuse disorders. Albany County Correctional Facility (ACCF) is the fifth largest county jail in New York State. Remarkably, growth in services to support the disproportionate increase in numbers of incarcerated persons with mental health and other special needs has kept pace with the huge growth in the...

JOURNAL NAME: Homeless in Europe
RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

Free movement of persons is often considered as one of the most important achievements and as a fundamental principle of the European Union. However, free movement of persons has always provoked discussion about the level of rights accommodated for and has always been confronted with Member States that have tried – and still try – to impose restrictions on it or limit it outright, especially when it comes to persons who are not economically...

JOURNAL NAME: The Magazine of FEANTSA - The European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeles
RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2013

The image, or images, of homelessness and homeless people in the collective psyche can be different from the way they are considered by professionals working in the field. People with experience of homelessness, the general public, researchers, social workers, journalists, to name but a few, may have very different views of what it means to be homeless and how homelessness should be perceived. The way they talk about homelessness can differ...

JOURNAL NAME: Our Diverse Cities
RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2004

For decades, Black people in major Canadian cities, including Toronto, Montréal and Halifax, have complained that they are frequently stopped, questioned and searched by the police for “DWBBs —Driving While Being Black Violations” (Foster 1996, 5). Similar complaints have been made by Aboriginals in the Prairie Provinces and by South Asians in British Columbia. Not surprisingly, law enforcement officials have universally rejected...

JOURNAL NAME: Macleans.ca
RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

Cormac O’Dwyer entered Grade 8 in Vancouver as a girl named Amber. All traces of femininity stopped with the name; Amber looked, dressed and acted like a boy. “It was awkward,” admits Cormac, sleeves rolled up to reveal downy, muscular arms, elbows resting on the kitchen table in the family’s immaculate home in upscale Kitsilano. From the other end of the table, Cormac’s mother, Julia, pipes up. “People would use the male pronoun,” she...

JOURNAL NAME: London Housing Foundation
RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2011

The London Housing Foundation's magazine promoting understanding of London homelessness sector finance. Summarises the results of a three-year long review of the London homelessness sector's financial accounts.

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

Signs that youth and family homelessness may be increasing in some Member States draw attention to the fact that services available to homeless people may not be adequately prepared for dealing with the specific needs of families with children and of young adults. Neither has youth and family homelessness been as widely explored in research as single homelessness.

In the currently unstable economic climate, it is recognised in Europe...

RESOURCE TYPE: Magazine
PUBLICATION DATE: 2010

Migration to and within the European Union (EU) can take several forms and the experience of migration can have varying implications for migrants who come to or move around the EU. Migrants may be asylum seekers, refugees, undocumented migrants and economic or labour migrants. Each of these groups has access to different social rights.

EU Member State policies on homeless migrants’ rights can vary. In some States, access to publicly-...

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