Research into homelessness

Research from Heriot-Watt University’s Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick has shown that six out of 10 adults using homeless services and other specialist services have spent time in prison, social care or other institutions before becoming homeless.

Research discussed in today’s Guardian shows that before people seek help from homelessness agencies, individuals have often already been in long-term contact with mental health, drug, criminal justice or social care services.

The overall aim of this research is to provide a statistically robust account of the nature and patterns of ‘Multiple Exclusion Homelessness’ (MEH) across the UK Prof Suzanne Fitzpatrick

http://www.guardian.co.uk/housing-network/2012/aug/20/homelessness-local-government-police

Click here to to find out more on Heriot-Watt University’s Institute for Housing, Urban and Real Estate Research.

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