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Women Rough Sleepers In EuropeHomelessness and victims of domestic abuse$
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Kate Moss and Paramjit Singh

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447317098

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447317098.001.0001

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Explaining women’s rough sleeping

Explaining women’s rough sleeping

(p.161) Six Explaining women’s rough sleeping
Women Rough Sleepers In Europe

Kate Moss

Paramjit Singh

Policy Press

This chapter builds on the qualitative analysis in Chapters four and five and summarises the major quantitative findings of the research in a comparative way across all four countries in the study. It looks in detail at issues such as the comparative demographic findings, the significance of factors such as the numbers of children belonging to women who sleep rough, the existence of partner abuse and mental health issues and why these are critical findings. It will also highlight the significance of the problem of long-term complex mental health problems for women rough sleepers, which clearly requires further attention, the number of women whose homelessness is directly attributable to partner abuse and their experiences of access to services. It will endeavour from the analysis to explain the major factors, which appear to prevail in relation to the motivation for women to sleep rough and the possible understandings, which can be gained from the findings of this research.

Keywords:   access to services, women rough sleepers, partner abuse, mental health issues, rough sleeping in europe, criminal justice agencies, multi agency working, homelessness policies

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