Because of the complexity of needs often facing homeless people, as well as the problems associated with having insecure accommodation, many do not benefit from mainstream support to return to work.
Our research and work with homeless people has found that a personalised approach, which allows for plenty of one to one support alongside peer advice and support is effective at moving people into work. We continue to campaign for this specialist model of support to be funded within larger programmes. We remain concerned that Government employment contracts are too large and 'one size fits all' in thier approach to accommodate the specialist needs of homeless people.
The breifings below outline the distance homeless people often have to travel to get back to work, the support needed and interventions that work.
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