This chapter explores the often controversial and often distorted picture of the interrelationship between homelessness and complex needs, focusing on the ways in which ideological imagery and quasi-fictional narratives have influenced strategic and service responses to homelessness. This chapter also explores the ways in which these images and narratives have gradually been replaced by more robust, data- driven understanding of homelessness, which has led to an innovative and effective practice in the form of integrated, housing-led service models and strategies.
|Title of host publication||The Routledge Handbook of Homelessness|
|Editors||Joanne Bretherton, Nicholas Pleace|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 22 May 2023|
- complex needs
- Housing First