Family Homelessness: Causes, Consequences and the Policy Response in England (Paperback)

by J.M. Grimshaw

Format: Paperback 302 pages

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This new book offers an analysis and review of the US and UK research and policy literature on children who are homeless with their families, and provides a summary of current knowledge about the causes and consequences of family homelessness and about what works in tackling them. It aims to synthesize and critique the extensive US and UK research literature in order to provide an accessible digest for hard-pressed practitioners and a reliable introductory text for students approaching the subject for the first time. The subject of homeless children has been less researched than either youth or single homelessness and rough sleeping, and it is expected that this review will provide an up-to-date reference work for policymakers and practitioners in the fields of homelessness, housing and children's services in central and local government and the voluntary sector.To put the issues in context it includes background material on housing and education policy, and the adverse impacts of poverty and mental ill health on parenting.

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