Keywords

Here are all the keywords used on Homeless Pages to help you find publications on particular topics.
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Sometimes, homelessness may be a result of people leaving accommodation because of harassment and/or illegal eviction. The Protection from Eviction Act 1977 makes harassment by landlords and illegal eviction a criminal offence. In summary,...
Research has shown a clear link between poor physical health, mental health and homelessness or bad housing. People who lack good quality accommodation experience more health problems than those who have decent housing. Homelessness also creates...
Whilst many people tend to think of homeless people as Rough sleepers, there are many others who, while not sleeping on the streets, can be seen as homeless as they do not have a decent place that can be considered a home. People who are squatting...
In recent decades, there has been a dramatic increase in the proportion of people who buy their homes. Government policy since the 1980s has promoted owner occupation and included the "right to buy" council housing. Buying a home is rarely an...
This keyword includes resources about the Homelessness Act 2002 which constitutes the main part of the government's strategy for tackling homelessness in England and Wales. The act gives greater protection to those with a priority need for housing...
This piece of housing legislation strengthens the rights of people affected by homelessness in Scotland. It amends details of the Housing Scotland Act 2001 and recommends a coordinated national approach in the prevention of homelessness. It advises...
The Homelessness Act 2002 and the Housing Scotland Act 2001 required Local Housing Authorities to carry out a review of local homelessness and to each devise a strategy to tackle homelessness within a local context. The Northern Ireland Housing...
Whilst the extent or provision varies from area to area, overall there is a wide variety of nightshelters, hostels and supported accommodation projects for homeless people. Direct access hostels and nightshelters provide emergency accommodation for...
In addition to listing resources on Hostels and housing projects, Homeless Pages lists some resources on housing options and housing rights for homeless people. There are many other publications on housing issues not listed on Homeless Pages.Apart...
This keyword lists resources about the Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, a major piece of legislation on housing and homelessness in Scotland. It introduces new rights for homeless people and changes to housing allocations policies. Under the Act every...
The publications listed under this keyword are about the Housing Act 1996, a major piece of legislation on housing and homelessness. Part VII of the Act specifically covers homelessness, eligibility for assistance and duties to provide...
Housing associations are not-for-profit organisations that build, regenerate and manage social housing. They aim to house people on low incomes and those who are homeless or living in poor conditions. Many were set up over the last decade to manage...
Intended for people on a low or no income to help with the cost of their rent, Housing Benefit is administered by local authorities rather than the Department of Social Security. People on Income Support receive Housing Benefit to cover 100% of...
This keyword lists some resources with research on the numbers and types of accommodation needed to tackle homelessness either generally or within specific groups. Homeless Pages includes few resources on housing needs as the focus of the website...
The Human Rights Act 1998 incorporated the European Convention on Human Rights into British Law. Since then, all legislation has to comply with the convention. This keyword lists resources on basic human rights in relation to homelessness....