Preventing homelessness among women prison leavers in Wales

Gorden, Caroline, Lockwood, Kelly, Madoc-Jones, Iolo, Dubberley, Sarah, Hughes, Caroline, Washington-Dyer, Karen, Wilding, Mark and Ahmed, Anya (2020) Preventing homelessness among women prison leavers in Wales. European Journal of Criminology. ISSN 1741-2609

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Under the Housing (Wales) Act 2014, prison leavers are among those who are no longer considered a priority need. This paper draws on interviews conducted with 17 women prison leavers and ten professionals that formed part of a Welsh Government funded evaluation of homelessness services to adults in the secure estate. The findings in this study lend support to previous research that indicates women who come into contact with the criminal justice system often have multiple and complex needs. The need for gender specific services and more availability of supported accommodation to ensure the effective resettlement of women prison leavers is also identified.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Housing (Wales) Act 2014, homelessness, women, prison, prison leavers
Divisions: Social and Life Sciences
Depositing User: Hayley Dennis
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2020 12:35
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2020 11:46

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