A critical analysis of the issues facing homeless women

Hesketh, Sarah (2009) A critical analysis of the issues facing homeless women. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The dissertation focused on the issues facing homeless females and the difficulties that arose when accessing support and treatment for substance misuse issues. The dissertations aim was to understand if one issue caused or affected the other.

    In order to find an answer to this question a literature review was carried out on a number of addiction and homelessness books, journals and specialist magazines and with the use of websites specifically designed to provide information on the chosen topics.

    The main findings of the dissertation were that women are at a more significant risk and are more vulnerable on the streets and are often accompanied by their children when homeless, have significant issues when accessing treatment such as child-care and services dominated by males and that there is a higher rate of stigma attached to female homelessness.

    In relation to the issue of homelessness causing or effecting substance misuse or vice-versa the results are inconclusive as the two are very much intertwined and it is difficult to separate and establish if they do affect each other.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > School of Health Sciences and Social Work
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2011 12:19
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:26
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/2355

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