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    How the third sector can convince people that homelessness can be tackled

How the third sector can convince people that homelessness can be tackled

The first ever large-scale study on public attitudes to homelessness has revealed that public opinion tends to overlook the relationship between homelessness and poverty in favour of a more fatalistic view that blames individual circumstances and poor choices. Lígia Teixeira writes that if we are to end homelessness once and for all, then we need the public’s support. She […]

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    Only political will can turn this rising tide of homelessness

Only political will can turn this rising tide of homelessness

New research shows that homelessness in England is far worse than previously thought. Lígia Teixeira presents findings from new research into the growing problem, which the findings suggest is the result of the combined impact of welfare reform and sharply rising rents. This tide of rising homelessness will not turn until the welfare safety net, including access to genuinely affordable […]