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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...
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Liz Davies
This paper sets out proposals for the ‘ideal’ legal framework to address homelessness in Great Britain (GB), with potential lessons for other countries seeking to pursue rights-based approaches in this field. Exploiting the ‘natural experiment’...
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 ‘...
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...
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, 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...
Beth Watts, Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Sarah Johnsen
There is intense debate over the legitimacy of interventions which seek behavioural change on the part of street homeless people. ‘Hard’ measures, such as arresting people for begging, are particularly controversial, but ‘softer’ interventions such...
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...
Deborah Quilgars, Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Nicholas Pleace
This ‘Think-Piece’ is designed to generate debate as to whether youth homelessness can be ended in the UK. This short chapter introduces the work undertaken, outlining the reason why the Think-Piece is being commissioned now, and detailing the...
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Hal Pawson, Glen Bramley, Steve Wilcox
The Homelessness Monitor is a longitudinal study, commissioned by Crisis and is funded by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, providing an independent analysis of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in the...
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Emily Lynch, Robina Goodlad, Claire Houghton
Domestic abuse is not a new social problem: what is new is the growing public and political concern it attracts. This research report focuses on one particular intervention intended to assist abused women and their children – refuge accommodation...
Gina Netto, Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Filip Sosenko, Harry Smith
This study uses lessons from eleven countries to identify solutions to the problem of extreme housing exclusion (homelessness, severe overcrowding, very poor or insecure housing). The research: reviews international literature relating to the...
Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Hal Pawson, Glen Bramley, Steve Wilcox, Beth Watts
The homelessness monitor series is a longitudinal study providing an independent analysis of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments in England and elsewhere in the UK.1 This fifth annual report updates our account of how...