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multiple discrimination

homelessness

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“Hidden in Plain Sight – Homelessness Amongst Lesbian and Gay Youth” – National Centre for Social Research and Stonewall Housing 2001
"Equality in housing: guidance for tackling discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation" - National Housing Federation 1999
"As We Grow Older. A Study of the Housing and Support Needs of Older Lesbians and Gay Men" - Polari Housing Association 1995
“Young Homeless People – Speaking for Themselves” – Scottish Youth Housing Network 2000
“Housing and Social Exclusion” – Shelter Scotland 1998
“Single Homelessness – An Overview of Research in Britain” – Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Peter Kemp and Susanne Klinker 2000
"Transitioning Our Shelters - A Guide to Making Homeless Shelters Safe for Transgender People" - Lisa Mottet and John M. Ohle, 2003, US

This page contains details of useful resources which explore some of the issues facing homless people.

“Hidden in Plain Sight – Homelessness Amongst Lesbian and Gay Youth” – National Centre for Social Research and Stonewall Housing 2001

This study investigates the causes of homelessness among young lesbians and gay men, explores the nature of homelessness as experienced by lesbian and gay youth and considers broad strategies for tackling the issue among this group.

This publication is available from:
National Centre for Social Research
35 Northampton Square
London EC1V 0AX
Telephone: 020 7250 1866

Cost: £12.50

"Equality in housing: guidance for tackling discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation" - National Housing Federation 1999

This guidance on tackling discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and promoting equality is a supplement to the Federation's publication Equality in housing: a code of practice and should be read in conjunction with it. It is part of a series of guidance from the Federation providing advice on tackling discrimination in a variety of fields, including race, disability and gender.
This guidance sets out the principles which should underpin any housing organisation's equality policies. It promotes good practice across the range of activities undertaken by independent social landlords and provides a practical framework for pursuing equality for lesbians, bisexuals and gay men.

Available from:

National Housing Federation
Solicitor advice
175 Gray's Inn Road
London WC1X 8UP

Telephone: 020 7278 6571

Cost: £7.95

"As We Grow Older. A Study of the Housing and Support Needs of Older Lesbians and Gay Men" - Polari Housing Association 1995

This research examines the housing needs of older lesbians and gay men, existing provision and practice and recommends what specific provisions need to be adopted.

Available from:

Polari Housing Association
Telephone: 020 7422 8649

“Young Homeless People – Speaking for Themselves” – Scottish Youth Housing Network 2000

This report details the findings of research which sought to obtain and explore the views of young people who have experienced homelessness. The report examines a range of strategies for tackling the causes of youth homelessness.

Available online

Click here to view the report

“Housing and Social Exclusion” – Shelter Scotland 1998

This report looks at the social exclusion debate in Scotland and its implications for housing policy in the future.

Available from:
4th Floor, Scotiabank House
6 South Charlotte Street
Edinburgh EH2 4AW

Telephone: 0131 473 7170

Cost: £5

“Single Homelessness – An Overview of Research in Britain” – Suzanne Fitzpatrick, Peter Kemp and Susanne Klinker 2000

This report summarises the findings of this review of research on single homelessness in Britain during the 1990s.

Available online and updated regularly.

Click here to view the report (pdf)

"Transitioning Our Shelters - A Guide to Making Homeless Shelters Safe for Transgender People" - Lisa Mottet and John M. Ohle, 2003, US

This guide is a joint publication of the National Coalition for the Homeless and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. It combines the transgender expertise of the Task Force with NCH's expertise on shelters to produce a usable guide that is suitable for homeless shelters across the country.

Available online.

Click here to download this guide

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