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    Policy responses to ‘Rough Sleepers’: opportunities & barriers for homeless adults in England

    Dobson, Rachael (2019) Policy responses to ‘Rough Sleepers’: opportunities & barriers for homeless adults in England. Critical Social Policy 39 (2), pp. 309-321. ISSN 0261-0183.

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    In the winter of 2018, high profile debates about ‘rough sleepers’ intensified following reports about men who died in freezing conditions. Government since pledged to cut the number of rough sleepers by half by 2022 and eliminate it by 2027. This commentary reviews two pieces of legislation, which could support this target: the Care Act 2014 and Homelessness Reduction Act 2018 . It argues that policies offer opportunities to improve outcomes for rough sleepers, given historic failings to provide for this social group . However, financial and institutional barriers remain.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): homelessness, institutions, complex needs, housing support, legislation, adult social care, rough sleepers
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Law and the Humanities, Centre for
    Depositing User: Rachael Dobson
    Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2018 16:06
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:46


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