Think Pieces

Women and Housing First

Louisa Steele – Housing First and Homelessness Coordinator – Standing Together In their 2015 evaluation of nine housing first services across the UK, Bretherton and Pleace argued that the suitability… Read the full article →

Can we end rough sleeping for women?

Catherine Glew, Women’s Strategy Manager, St Mungo’s. Email: St Mungo’s works to end homelessness and rebuild lives. Back in 2016, we set ourselves the ambitious goal to halve rough… Read the full article →

The vital role housing providers can play in responding to domestic abuse.

Kelly Henderson and Gudrun Burnet, Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) An estimated 1.9 million adults aged 16 to 59 years experienced domestic abuse in the last year, according to the… Read the full article →

Women and Homelessness: A Focus Ireland Services Perspective on Family Homelessness

Róisín McDonnell, Service Manager, Focus Ireland Email: Focus Ireland is driven by the fundamental belief that homelessness is wrong. Wrong because it is a failure of society that creates… Read the full article →

The Causes of Family Homelessness in Ireland: A Gendered Analysis

Dr Sarah Sheridan, Research Officer, Focus Ireland Email: Since 2014, the increase in the number of families entering homelessness in Ireland has been steady and unprecedented. In July 2014,… Read the full article →

Why Women’s Homelessness is a Social Justice Issue

Meabh Savage, Lecturer in Social Care, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland Email: In recent years, strong attention has been drawn to the need to develop gender-sensitive policy responses to… Read the full article →

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