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    The purpose of this essay is to discuss health problems and health services issues associated with homelessness. This essay will examine how homelessness can lead to serious health problems and how both physical and mental health problems can lead to homelessness. It will also discuss various barriers to accessing health services experienced by some homeless individuals and what government, Primary Care, voluntary organisations and healthcare professionals such as nurses are doing or can do to improve access to health services for homeless people. Lund (2013) defines homelessness as a state of not having a home. Even when people have a roof over their head, they could still be classed as homeless person (Shelter, 2013). An individual may be classed as homeless if they are temporarily staying with friends or family member, staying in a hostel or night-shelter, living in an overcrowded conditions or poor living conditions that affects their health, living in a place where they do not have a legal right to stay such as squat, living in a place that they cannot afford to pay for without denying themselves of basic necessity, forced to live separately from their family or someone they would normally live with because their accommodation is not suitable or are at risk of violence or abuse in their home (Stacey and Hembrow, 2013). People are likely to become homeless if they are a young person leaving home for the first time or leaving care, pregnant woman with no place…

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    Having no home can affect people in many ways, there is no where to go at night to have a good night sleep while being safe. This one of many homeless all over America face, there is many things to worry about when you have no home. Homelessness has no limits on who it affects, there is no boundaries to race, gender, or sexuality. We as human beings should aim to help homeless rise from the ground, starting by acknowledging the many reasons someone might lose their home, caring about them can…

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    A study shows that, providing someone with a home actually saves taxpayers money — approximately $34,000 per person annually. It has found that, if a person is housed, they spend 85 per cent fewer days in jail and 67 per cent fewer days in hospital (Nenshi, 2015). It is a positive motivation for the providers as they are getting benefited and of course a positive motivation for the homeless people as they are getting roof over their head and they are getting secured life. It is hard to spend the…

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    Helping the Homeless There are many reasons a person might become homeless. These reasons can range from home foreclosure, losing a job, mental illness, drug use, to escape a bad situation (such as domestic abuse), divorce, death of a loved one, or other major life changes. Today many individuals, as well as entire families, live in poverty and are barely getting by. According to Homaid.org, as many as three and half million people are homeless each year, with a million of these people being…

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    Homeless Theatre Analysis

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    Using theatre to help the homeless Homelessness is a huge problem in the United Kingdom, homelessness doesn 't just involve people sleeping on the streets it also encompasses families living in temporary accommodation or in substandard housing. My idea is to devise a piece of theatre using workshops with some people who have gone through or are going through homelessness, once a piece has been devised then a short tour will take the production around schools and areas with higher than normal…

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    The Rise of Homelessness Homelessness is widespread, especially in cities and states that have a low employment rate. A lot are substance abusers that have only the drug or alcohol on their minds. While various programs are available to the homeless, Lots don’t qualify or do not have the resources to stay involved in the programs. Programs like Catholic charities and shelters that offer services to the homeless. There are ways to combat this problem for human service professionals alongside…

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    Homeless People Analysis

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    Cultural assumptions affect the presentation of people or groups in media by the stereotypes placed on them by a culture or society. This enables author and directors to represent people with a limited amount of background and have the audiences and reader recognise characters circumstances or identities with such a small amount of information often based on the first description or vision of a character. For many the homeless people are just the unfortunate souls who sleep on park benches and…

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    “Out of Bounds” written by Beverly Naidoo was written after she lived through Apartheid in South Africa. Apartheid was a group that separated the whites, mixed, and blacks in South Africa also while this was going on there was terrible storms that were going on. This left many people homeless. When Apartheid was lifted the black people of South Africa tried to move to where the whites and mixed people were living to be able to have more resources to their disposal including running water and…

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    I volunteered over night with my friend, Lauren, at the ECHO homeless shelter in Atascadero. Many students had negative comments on their volunteer experience, claiming that it was very boring and they felt as if they had not actually helped. Lauren and I took it upon ourselves to bring ice cream and water melon slices to pass out to the residents so we could introduce ourselves and establish a connection to hopefully avoid being bystanders like my other classmates. I was prepared to help the…

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    Homelessness In Healthcare

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    The United States is full of great things and even more great opportunities, but she also has her fair share of shortcomings. One of the main topics in the news today is the cost of healthcare in the United States, still spiraling out of control for many. There are a multitude of reasons for this, but one of the many is the issue of homelessness in the country. Whenever an economic recession occurs more people are added to the lists of the homeless due to job loss or foreclosure of property.…

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