Deborah Quilgars

Deborah Quilgars

Professional Title: Senior Research Fellow
Institution: Centre for Housing Policy, University of York, England
Position: WHEN Member

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Homelessness and housing exclusion, particularly affecting women and young people; housing support and innovative approaches to meeting needs; Housing First; social policy responses to violence against women; sustainable housing developments and community development; risk, poverty and social exclusion; qualitative methods (including longitudinal research and cross country comparisons); evaluations.

Recent Research Projects

Evaluation of Threshold Housing First service for women with an offending history in Manchester, England (Funded by Threshold)

Evaluation of Inspiring Change Housing First service for people with complex needs, Manchester, England (Shelter)

Housing support for veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness (Riverside/ Stoll, UK)

Review of Housing First, health and social integration (Feantsa/ DIHAL)

Supporting independence? Evaluation of the teenage parent supported housing pilot (Department for Education, UK)

The Role of Accommodation and Housing-Related Support Services for Household at Risk of Domestic Violence (Department of Communities and Local Government, UK)

Recent Publications

Hansen Lofsen, C. and Quilgars, D. (2017) Cultural Images and Definitions of Homeless Women: Implications for policy and practice at the European level, in Mayock, P. and Bretherton, J. Women’s homelessness in Europe, Bristol: Palgrave. p. 41-73

Quilgars, D. and Pleace, N. (2017) The Threshold Housing First Pilot: First 2 years: Report of the University of York evaluation, York: University of York.

Quilgars, D. and Pleace, N. (2016) Housing, living environments and life chances for children, in Child Poverty Action Group (Ed) Improving Children’s Life Chances, London: Child Poverty Action Group.

Quilgars, D. J. & Pleace, N (2016) Housing First and Social Integration: A Realistic Aim? Social Inclusion, vol 4, no. 4, pp. 5-15.

Jones, A., Quilgars, D., O’Malley, L.J., Rhodes., D, Bevan., M.A. & Pleace, N. (2014) Meeting the Housing and Support Needs of Single Veterans in Great Britain, York: Centre for Housing Policy, University of York.

Quilgars, D. (2012) ‘Homeless People: Youth in the United Kingdom’ in Smith, S.J (Ed.) The International Encyclopaedia of Housing and Home, pp 156-160, London: Elsevier

Pleace, N., Teller, N. and Quilgars, D. (2011) Social Housing Allocation and Homelessness: EOH Comparative Studies on Homelessness, Brussels: Feantsa.

Quilgars, D., Fitzpatrick, S. and Pleace, N. (2011) Ending Youth Homelessness: Possibilities, Challenges and Practical Solutions, London: Centrepoint.

Quilgars, D., Johnsen, S. Pleace, N., Beecham, J. and Bonin, E. (2011) Supporting independence? Evaluation of the teenage parent supported housing pilot, London: Department for Education.

Quilgars, D. & Pleace, N. (2010) Meeting the Needs of Households at Risk of Domestic Violence in England: The Role of Accommodation and Housing-Related Support Services, Communities and Local Government: London.

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