homelessness

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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.
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In addition, 35 per cent of the 171 trusts recorded that in 2007, 1302 patients with no fixed abode were discharged without the support of a relative or carer.
Van Dong Vu, 20, of no fixed abode, is accused of rape and aggravated burglary.
A woman of no fixed abode has been detained in Bishkek suspected of selling invalid air tickets, the Bishkek police press service reported on March 14.
At Mold Crown Court Judge Philip Hughes jailed Brian Anthony Ditchburn, 28, of no fixed abode but who had been living at the Ty Nos night shelter in Wrexham, for 18 months and banned him from driving for two years.
Damien Joseph Young, of no fixed abode, was given a one-month jail sentence, suspended for 12 months, when he admitted the theft in Derry's Magistrates' Court yesterday.
Tung Le Nguyen, 30, of no fixed abode, was sent to prison for 30 months after he pleaded guilty earlier this month to conspiracy to produce cannabis.
Mohammed Riaz, 33, of no fixed abode, has been charged with kidnap, false imprisonment, harassment and burglary.
THE following cases were heard at Cardiff Magistrates' Court: Craig Lewis Bernard Chambers, 21, of no fixed abode, was given a community order for 100 hours of unpaid work after he admitted two counts of assault.
Phillip Tedstone, aged 44 of no fixed abode, was convicted of burglary, the theft of a motor vehicle, handling stolen goods, the theft from a motor vehicle and driving while disqualified by magistrates in Nuneaton.
Williams was described in court as being of no fixed abode as his home address in Selly Oak, Birmingham, was being searched by forensics officers.
Smith, of no fixed abode, did not enter a plea, but was remanded in custody to Newcastle Crown Court on February 28.
Unemployed Darren Jacobs, of no fixed abode, will remain in custody at a north London police station until his appearance at Highbury Magistrates Court, London, on Monday.