Homelessness Services

Homelessness Services

Social care services that will not be included in the scope of services within the National Care Service include: Social care functions related to homelessness which “are considered to fit more appropriately with housing functions”. If you agree with these proposals in the National Care Service Bill click the thumbs up button (👍) below. If you disagree with these proposals click the thumbs down button (👎) below. If you are unsure about the proposals and feel you need to know more about them click the question mark button (❓) below. If you have any additional comments about these proposals please provide them in the comment section below.

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Many care services are also better related to housing functions. For example, adults with Downs Syndrome need supported independent living accommodation. Homelessness is a national disgrace and vulnerable adults drift into this state because social care functions have failed to provide adequate support.

There needs to be a recognition that access to social care and homelessness are related.

I disagree with this. The majority of homeless people have social work/ care issues. Working with them in the 1980s I found many with personal/ social/ financial issues which required social work intervention, as well as their lack of suitable accommodation. Many of them had physical and or psychiatric impairments.

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