Policy briefing: homelessness prevention in the UK

There has been marked innovation and policy mobility on homelessness prevention since devolution. Using a fivecategory prevention typology (Universal, Targeted, Crisis, Emergency, Recovery) reveals how early developments in Scotland focused on Emergency Prevention – ensuring that all homeless people have an enforceable right to temporary accommodation. However, most effort has recently been expended on Crisis Prevention, whereby people at risk of homelessness within 56 days are assisted to remain or secure alternative accommodation

Author(s): Peter Mackie, Jenny Wood, Suzanne Fitzpatrick
Published: 02 July 2019
Categorised in: Homelessness
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