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Suzanne Fitzpatrick
I interpreted my brief here as having been asked for very much a personal view on the Policy Recommendations of the Jury for the European Consensus Conference on Homelessness (ECCH), albeit informed by research evidence where appropriate. This...
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Anwen Jones
This article contends that the New Labour government's current policies on street homelessness in England prioritise 'social cohesion' over 'social justice' objectives. While the government has implemented substantial...
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Mark Stephens
This report presents the findings of an international comparative survey of homelessness and social housing policy commissioned by Communities and Local Government from the Centre for Housing Policy, University of York. The project was desk-...
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Nicholas Pleace
The statutory homelessness system, first established by the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977, is an important but frequently criticised element of the British welfare state. Drawing upon a survey of 2053 ‘statutorily homeless’ families in England...
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Mark Stephens
This paper examines the exposure to homelessness of socially marginalised groups to understand better the applicability of, and limits to, welfare regime analysis. A vignette methodology is deployed in six European countries to interrogate and...
Glen Bramley and Suzanne Fitzpatrick
Is the common pressure group and media refrain that ‘we are all two paycheques away from homelessness’ justified by the evidence? Drawing on multivariate analysis of two cross-sectional datasets (the ‘Scottish Household Survey’ and the UK-wide ‘...
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Peter Kemp, Susanne Klinker
This overview report aims to assess the current position regarding research and information on homelessness in Britain; to draw out key themes that emerged from the review; to identify gaps in knowledge; and to highlight inconsistencies and...
Deborah Quilgars, Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Nicholas Pleace
As part of our ongoing drive to end youth homelessness, Centrepoint commissioned the University of York and Herriot-Watt University to look at the scale of the challenge of youth homelessness as well as the practical steps that can be taken to meet...
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Sarah Johnsen, Michael White
This article presents preliminary results from a multi-stage quantitative study of ‘multiple exclusion homelessness’ (MEH) in seven urban locations across the UK. It demonstrates a very high degree of overlap between a range of experiences...
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Sarah Johnsen, Beth Watts
As part of this review of the homelessness legislation in Wales, the research team undertook a targeted review of relevant UK and international literature, as well as an in‐depth analysis of a selection of other countries with promising approaches...
Glen Bramley, Suzanne Fitzpatrick, and Sarah Johnsen
This paper interrogates pathways into multiple exclusion homelessness (MEH) in the UK and, informed by a critical realist theoretical framework, explores the potential causal processes underlying these pathways. Drawing on an innovative multistage...
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Sarah Johnsen, Glen Bramley
This article examines the experience of ‘multiple exclusion homelessness’ (MEH) amongst migrants to the UK. Homelessness and destitution amongst migrants has become a matter of growing concern in many European countries in recent years,...
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Nicholas Pleace, Mark Bevan
An evaluation of the Rough Sleepers Initiative (RSI) programme was undertaken by the Centre for Housing Policy, at the University of York, during the Autumn of 2004 and the Spring of 2005. The evaluation involved a critical review and analysis of...
Volker Busch-Geertsema, Suzanne Fitzpatrick
England and Germany are unusual amongst developed economies in reporting declining levels of homelessness. This paper argues that, notwithstanding weaknesses in the available data, there are good grounds for thinking that in recent years there has...