Issue Seven

Assessing the efficacy of the statutory homelessness system in England and Wales: do the conspicuous barriers to aid curtail its usefulness in tackling homelessness? 



Hotak v London Borough of Southwark [2015] UKSC 30 

Kruja v Enfield LBC [2004] EWCA Civ 1775 

R v Camden ex parte Pereira (1999) 31 HLR 317 

R v Wycombe DC, ex parte Homes (1990) 22 HLR 150, QBD. 

Shala v Birmingham CC [2008] HLR 8 


Domestic Abuse Act 2021 

Equality Act 2010 

Homelessness Act 2002 

Homelessness Reduction Act 2018 

Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977 

Housing (Wales) Act 2014 

Housing Act 1996 

Secondary Sources  

Hunter C, “Denying the severity of mental health problems to deny rights to the homeless” (2007) 2(1) People, Place and Policy Online 17 

Clapham D, Remaking Housing Policy: An International study (1st edn, Routledge 2019) 

Cowan D, Housing Law and Policy (1st edn, Cambridge University Press 2011) 

Taggart E, “Finland Solves Its Homelessness by Providing Apartments for Anyone Who Needs One” (My Modern Net, February 2020) 

Bramley G, “Homelessness in the UK: Who is most at risk?” (2018) 33 Housing Studies 96 

Meers J, “Murky waters: The ongoing evolution of vulnerability under s.189 Housing Act 1996” (2018) 21(4) Journal of Housing Law 76 

Limebury J, “The role of compassion and ‘Tough Love’ in caring for and supporting the homeless” (2015) 7 Journal of Compassionate Health Care 2 

Reeves K, “The hidden truth about homelessness” (Crisis, May 2011) 

Mental health statistics: Homelessness (Mental Health Foundation, 2016) 

Dwyer P, “Rights, responsibilities and refusals: Homelessness policy and the exclusion of single homeless people with complex needs” (2015) 35 Critical social policy 3 

Dobson R, “Policy responses to ‘rough sleepers’: Opportunities and barriers for homeless adults in England” (2019) 39(2) Critical Social Policy 309 

Aldridge R, “Causes of death among homeless people: a population-based cross-sectional study of linked hospitalisation and mortality data in England” (2019) 4 Welcome Open Res 49 

Ijaz S, “Nutritional deficiencies in homeless persons with problematic drinking: a systematic review” (2017) 16 Int J Equity Health 71 

Fitzpatrick S, “Fifty years since Cathy Come Home: critical reflections on the UK homelessness safety net” (2016) 16(4) International Journal of Housing Policy 543 

Fitzpatrick S, “The ‘ideal’ homelessness law: balancing ‘rights centred’ and ‘professional-centred’ social policy” (2021) 43(2) Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law 175 

Fitzpatrick S, “The Statutory Homelessness System in England: A Fair and Effective Rights Based Model?” (2012) 27(2) Housing Studies 232 

Troutman W, “Public Policy, Perverse Incentives, and the Homeless Problem” (1999) 98 Public Choice 195 

Command Papers  

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Evaluation of the Implementation of the Homelessness Reduction Act: Final Report (2020) 

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities (MHCLG, 2018) 

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