Women’s rough sleeping is a major issue across Europe and is especially problematic within the current economic climate. Based on a European Union DAPHNE III-funded project, this important book tells the story of the women and organisations that took part in the study. Revealing a number of truths about women’s rough sleeping across Europe, the authors argue that there is little or no specific provision for this vulnerable and hard to reach group. The book focuses on the adoption of effective policy, strategies and services to meet the needs of homeless women, specifically women rough sleepers who are the victims of domestic abuse. It will be a valuable resource for academics and students of criminology, social policy, law, social work and probation, as well as housing/homelessness practitioners, policy makers, local authorities and NGOs.
"The book is an excellent overview of the multiple issues faced by women rough sleepers in Europe, and the barriers faced by homeless women and service providers in seeking appropriate, gender-sensitive solutions." Social Policy & Administration
"This compelling review of women's homelessness in Europe provides fresh insights into an enduring problem. The book reveals the challenges homeless women face in a world where liberalist housing market principles prevail." Angela Maye-Banbury, Sheffield Hallam University
Professor Kate Moss has carried out research for the Home Office, Government Office East Midlands, Centrex, Bramshill and numerous police forces and Local Authorities throughout England. Over the last four years at the University of Wolverhampton, with her colleague Paramjit Singh, she has secured in excess of 2.6 million Euros of research funding to support research into women who sleep rough as a result of domestic violence and also children rough sleepers.
Paramjit Singh is the Director for Research at the Central Institute for the Study of Public Protection at the University of Wolverhampton. He has successfully developed and managed 7 self funding research centres in Higher Education and over last 15 years managed over 100 research projects for clients including the European Commission, UK Government, Local Authorities, Research Councils and Voluntary & Community Sectors. Regularly he attends the European Parliament in Brussels to meet with MEP’s to provide evidence to inform future EU policy and practice.
Towards a New Theory of Women’s Homelessness: Social Dysfunction Theory;
A European Perspective on Women’s Rough Sleeping;
Analysing and Understanding the Problem of Women’s Rough Sleeping: The Women Rough Sleepers Stories;
Analysing and Understanding the Problem of Women’s Rough Sleeping: The Service Providers Stories;
Explaining Women’s Rough Sleeping;
Challenges and Recommendations;
Appendix A: Research instruments used in the study.