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homelessness

having no home, now the subject of legislation in England and Wales and Scotland, and having a technical signification not always congruent with the ordinary meaning of the word. The thrust of the legislation is to focus upon accommodation, and homelessness is the lack of such accommodation. The risk of violence or abuse can render a person in a home, homeless. Local authorities have to provide accommodation for the homeless but not the intentionally homeless, a critical concept around which much of the reported litigation turns. Some homeless people are accorded a priority need in applying for council housing, such as pregnant women.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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Low notes that not all homeless people who present to ED will be recorded as having no fixed abode or as a hostel dweller.
Doorway works with young homeless people, helping them find accommodation and sustain an independent lifestyle, including budgeting skills, tackling mental health problems, as well as how to clean and look after a property.
Nearly half of the participants in groups II and III reported a fear of homeless people, and 70% of the respondents in group I did not have an opinion on the matter.
It offers the charity the opportunity to reach out to those who wouldn't usually attend one of our regular clinics, with many homeless people travelling from quite a distance to benefit from the range of services offered, including physiotherapy, podiatry and hairdressing.
Stressing that large amount of aid materials are needed for the homeless people, Karabycak launched an online aid campaign, through which people can make donations for her aid campaign.
Currently, at least five Blueline buses have been converted into shelters and are being used by homeless people outside AIIMS hospital.
The Middlesbrough project is one of over 70 new local projects across England, adding to an existing 49 that have already helped more than 1,000 homeless people into a home.
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But the triage center operated by Community Healthlink now has more homeless people than the PIP shelter, operated by South Middlesex Opportunity Council, had in the months before its closing - an average of 60 people per night.
A Dublin City Council spokesman said: "This is basically not about cutting the service for homeless people.
* there are presently about 1000 homeless people in Victoria;

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