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Tackling street homelessness in Scotland: the evolution and impact of the Rough Sleepers Initiative

Citation
Anderson I (2007) Tackling street homelessness in Scotland: the evolution and impact of the Rough Sleepers Initiative. Journal of Social Issues, 63 (3), pp. 623-640. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-4560.2007.00527.x

Abstract
This paper presents a medium-long term analysis of the policy process in relation to tackling street homelessness in Scotland, through the Rough Sleepers Initiative. After setting the Scottish context in terms of governance and homelessness, the paper takes a chronological approach to policy review, drawing on empirical evaluative data and other documentary evidence. The paper then considers the overall effectiveness of the initiative in terms of its policy aims and in relation to the broader context of housing and welfare. The paper concludes by drawing some lessons which may have relevance beyond Scotland and the United Kingdom.

Keywords
Homelessness; Policy Evaluation; Homeless persons Scotland; Homeless persons Services for Scotland

Journal
Journal of Social Issues: Volume 63, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Author(s)Anderson, Isobel
Publication date30/09/2007
Publication date online13/08/2007
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/1094
PublisherWiley-Blackwell / The Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
ISSN0022-4537
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