Homeless mothers: key research findings

This study was undertaken in response to an identified gap in research and policy evidence. It was funded by the Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) and Sheffield Hallam University. Previous homelessness research conducted by the study team had identified neglected issues related to the maternal experiences of homeless women. For example many homeless women who are categorised as ‘single’ (i.e. without dependent children) and are supported by services for ‘single’ people are, in fact, mothers, whose children are temporarily in the care of others. The challenges of parenting whilst homeless has also received surprisingly little attention despite the potential consequences for family and child well-being. With limited understanding and evidence about the needs and experiences of homeless mothers and families, policy interventions may be ineffective and inappropriate.

Author(s): Glenn Corrigan
Published: 02 February 2019
Categorised in: Homelessness
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