Flashcards in Introduction Deck (3)
Difficult to define due to the different types.
"Homelessness is defined as an individual who (lacks housing) with regard to whether the individual is a member of the family, even if a resident of a shelter, which provides temporary living accommodation & an individual of transitional housing".
Ref- DUKELOW 2017
Types of homelessness
1. Visible homelessness: sleeping rough, sleeping in designated emergency accommodation such as a hotel.
2. Hidden homelessness: staying with relatives, remaining in institutional care.
3. At risk: at risk but not currently, due to economic, violence, or threats. .
4. Sleeping rough: not in contact with any emergency services, sleeping on the streets. Often not accounted for in CSO.