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Beth Watts
Webb offers a new history of homelessness in America. Those tempted by the popular references to Billy Joel lyrics and the first Rambo film in the book’s opening pages should not be misled. This is a forensic account of how the idea of homelessness...
Beth Watts
This paper explores the impact of legal rights to housing for people experiencing homelessness, focusing on the capacity of such rights to ‘empower’ those experiencing homelessness. The paper draws on a qualitative comparison of approaches to...
Beth Watts, Janice Blenkinsopp
Supported Lodgings schemes provide young people with a room of their own in the home of a vetted and trained private household, with support to the ‘host’ household(er) and young person provided by a specialist organization. They are one form of ‘...
Beth Watts, Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Sarah Johnsen
There is intense debate over the legitimacy of interventions which seek behavioural change on the part of street homeless people. ‘Hard’ measures, such as arresting people for begging, are particularly controversial, but ‘softer’ interventions such...
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Sarah Johnsen, Beth Watts
As part of this review of the homelessness legislation in Wales, the research team undertook a targeted review of relevant UK and international literature, as well as an in‐depth analysis of a selection of other countries with promising approaches...
Sarah Johnsen, Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Beth Watts
The use of ‘social control’ interventions in housing and welfare policy often courts intense controversy, and never more so than when attempts are made to bring about change in the conduct of street homeless people. To date, academic scrutiny has...
Mandy Littlewood, Beth Watts, Janice Blenkinsopp
The overall aim of the study is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the current situation, including key stakeholder and temporary accommodation resident perspectives, to inform future policy development. This interim report details emerging...
Janice Blenkinsopp, Mandy Littlewood, Beth Watts
This interim report addresses the Scottish Government's new plan to eradicate rough sleeping and transform the use of temporary accommodation (TA). By questioning the purpose of TA and subsequent relationship with supported accommodation (SA), the...
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Hal Pawson, Glen Bramley, Steve Wilcox, Beth Watts
The homelessness monitor series is a longitudinal study providing an independent analysis of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in England and elsewhere in the UK.1 This fifth annual report updates our account of how...
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Glen Bramley, Filip Sosenko, Janice Blenkinsopp, Sarah Johnsen, Mandy Littlewood, Gina Netto, Beth Watts
This report defines destitution in the UK, looking at how many people are affected, who they are, and the main pathways in and out of destitution. It looks at the impact and experience of those people directly affected. Some people perceive that...
Glen Bramley, Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Hal Pawson, Beth Watts, and Jenny Wood
The homelessness monitor is a longitudinal study providing an independent analysis of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in England. It considers both the consequences of the post-2007 economic and housing market...
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Hal Pawson, Glen Bramley, Beth Watts, Jenny Wood, Mark Stephens, Janice Blenkinsopp
The homelessness monitor is a longitudinal study providing an independent analysis of the impact of recent economic and policy developments on homelessness across the UK.  This year’s Scotland Monitor comes at a pivotal moment for homelessness...
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Hal Pawson, Glen Bramley, Jenny Wood, Beth Watts, Mark Stephens, Janice Blenkinsopp
The homelessness monitor is a longitudinal study providing an independent analysis of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments across the United Kingdom. Separate reports are produced for each of the UK nations. This...