The changing shape of provision for rough sleepers: from conditionality to care

PARR, Sadie (2019). The changing shape of provision for rough sleepers: from conditionality to care. Housing studies.

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This paper is situated within wider debates about the changing shape of policy and practice within the field of homelessness. It reports on a small scale case study of an intensive key worker support service operating in England designed to move multiply disadvantaged rough sleepers off the streets. The discussion of the empirical data draws attention to the different modes of control inherent within the project's working practices that are designed to incite rough sleepers to make positive changes. The paper suggests that the project is a useful example of a 'nascent trend' within homeless support services of tolerant and less conditional approaches for those who are the most disadvantaged. The paper suggests that this move towards tolerance offers positive benefits for rough sleepers with complex needs that marks a shift away from more punitive and coercive practices.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1205 Urban And Regional Planning; 1402 Applied Economics; 1604 Human Geography; Urban & Regional Planning
Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research
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SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2018 11:50
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2021 23:34

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