Homelessness Contents


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction and background

2 Official statistics

3 Factors in the increase in homelessness

The private rented sector

Availability of social housing

Changes to the welfare system

4 The role of local authorities

Gatekeeping and support

Councils placing households outside of their administrative boundaries

5 The service-user’s perspective

Being treated with respect and compassion

Choice and autonomy

Quality of service

6 Vulnerable groups and multiple complex needs

Mental health

Vulnerable women and girls

Care leavers

Entrenched homelessness and the Housing First model

Ex-offenders and those with No Recourse to Public Funds

7 Cross-Government working

Incentives to work

8 Homelessness legislation

The legislative approach in Scotland and Wales

Conclusions and recommendations

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

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3 August 2016