Extreme Homelessness In Prisons

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Homelessness is a problem faced by many individuals and families in the United Kingdom, as an increasing number of people are finding it harder to find permanent or appropriate living conditions for themselves and their immediate family.
In this essay I will look at why there is a higher rate of Homeless men than women, look at the effect being in institutions has on Homelessness. I will also look at how government intervention has affected Homelessness statistics and what more could be done.

A study of Homelessness by the Multiple Exclusion Homelessness (MEH) Research Program showed those most at risk of Extreme Homelessness were males aged between 20 and 49 years old, that had experienced abuse or neglect as a child. Crisis estimates that
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The difficulties that arise in collecting data on Homelessness statistics mean that the figures we see on the issue may just be the tip of the iceberg and the real problem will require an increase in funds, support and staff that must be made available to and accessible for men to give them the same opportunity as women and children to rejoin society. The successful government programs in prisons have been shown to improve employment prospects and the link between this and Homelessness means they will also successfully impact Homelessness figures. More effort needs to be put forward by the government to identify and offer programs and services that will rehabilitate young men from abusive backgrounds, that struggle at school or that have drug, alcohol or mental health problems, before they go through more extreme exclusion problems that can lead to Prison, Homelessness, and Extreme

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