Social Causes Of Homelessness

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Introduction Every social, economic or political problem can influence society, the government and the country as a whole and homelessness is not an exception. Nowadays we can see more and more people without a permanent abode, sleeping on the streets, in hostels and in basements. The majority of them do not have a permanent job, they cannot usually buy clothes, food and other essential products and some of them loose lost contact with family. This term is usually considered synonymous with the word rootlessness, but in fact, it is a much more serious issue. This assignment will investigate the principal causes and consequences of the problem and also the methods of dealing with it. The first part is aimed at exploring the reasons for homelessness: personal, structural and system. The second part will focus on the effects it has on a person, the local area and country in general. The third part will describe the principal duties and responsibilities of the UK government and supporting organisations to help eliminate this serious issue and it will analyse their activities, using official data. In the final part, all information will be summed up and a final conclusion will be written using evidence gathered during my research. Part 1 There are many causes that influence homelessness. They can be divided into 3 distinct groups: individual circumstances, structural factors and systems failures. The first group may include personal features, family situations and the
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