Innovation in the homelessness field: how does social enterprise respond to the needs of homeless people?

Author: 
Teasdale, Simon
Publisher/Journal: 
Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham
Publication year: 
2009

There is much current policy and practitioner enthusiasm for using social enterprise to tackle the problems of the homeless population, particularly those in the most acute housing need such as rough sleepers, hostel users and those in other forms of temporary accommodation. This paper brings together two sets of research literature on social enterprise and homelessness to address the question ‘how does social enterprise respond to the needs of homeless people?’ The paper provides an overview of the current policy context before identifying different ways in which social enterprise responds to those homeless people in the most acute housing need.

 

 

 

Size: 
20 pages
Cost: 
FREE
Availability: 
In print