Housing Is Not Enough: Helping Homeless Families Achieve Self-Sufficiency

While certain issues affect all homeless people, several are of particular relevance to homeless families. From the myriad of pressing issues surrounding the problem of homelessness, this report focuses on the following four points: 1. In terms of the causes of homelessness, most families do not find themselves homeless as the result of a single financial mistake or stroke of bad luck; rather it is common for families to become homeless after a series of changes in their lives. These are likely to involve a combination of factors ranging … Continue reading Housing Is Not Enough: Helping Homeless Families Achieve Self-Sufficiency

Homelessness, poverty and social exclusion in The United States and Europe.

Abstract_ This paper explains differential rates of lifetime homelessness in the United States and Europe, as indexed by household surveys, from income inequality and tax and benefit programmes that increase or reduce poverty. These lifetime rates do not reflect recent efforts to reduce homelessness in some countries. The United States and the United Kingdom have … Continue reading Homelessness, poverty and social exclusion in The United States and Europe.

Community Development and Health: guidance on the application of community development approaches to different aspects of anti-poverty and social inclusion work – Siobhán Lynam (Combat Poverty Agency)

An interesting paper on Community Development and Health that includes sections on: Why health matters How community development promotes better health and addresses health inequalities Facilitating communities to work for changes towards greater health equality The current health policy context Further reading and useful contacts Read Paper Here

The role of community development in combating poverty in Ireland.

This literature review has been commissioned to examine the evidence for the impacts of community development approaches to addressing poverty and social exclusion. The objective has been to review existing literature relating to community development approaches to tackling poverty in Ireland; examine documented evidence, analyse the nature and quality of this information; and identify research … Continue reading The role of community development in combating poverty in Ireland.