Homelessness is on the increase in most European states and remains at stubbornly high levels across developed nations. This is despite increased policy attention, economic provision and the implementation of strategies that have promised to stop homelessness in its tracks, rather than simply manage the crisis.
Providing an in-depth exploration of the experiences of Ireland, Denmark and Finland in their various initiatives designed to end homelessness, this book presents an authoritative comparative account of policies and strategies that have worked, along with an exposition of those that have not.
Making an invaluable and timely contribution to the current debate, it provides essential policy lessons for the multiple jurisdictions seeking to successfully bring homelessness to an end.
Eoin O’Sullivan is a Professor in Social Policy at Trinity College Dublin.
Michael Allen joined Focus Ireland in 2010 and is responsible for the organisation’s advocacy, research and communication work. He previously spent 8 years as the General Secretary of the Labour Party.
Nicholas Pleace is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York. His work centres on the successful housing and social integration of people with support needs.
Lars Benjaminsen is a researcher at SFI – The Danish National Center for Social Research, the largest social research institute in Denmark. Since 2006 he has been an active member of the European Observatory on Homelessness.
Ending Homelessness in Denmark, Finland and Ireland?
Before the Goal of ‘ending homelessness’: the Evolution of Policy;
The Strategies Described;
Trends in Homelessness in Denmark, Finland and Ireland;
Explanations – Housing Matters;
Explanations – Welfare Matters;