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Housing associations - rehousing women leaving domestic violence: New challenges and good practice (Paperback)

Housing associations - rehousing women leaving domestic violence: New challenges and good practice By Cathy Davis Cover Image
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Housing associations are central to the government's strategy to improve social housing yet have no direct statutory responsibility for rehousing homeless people. This study critically examines the role of housing associations in responding to the needs of women who have become homeless due to domestic violence.Housing associations - rehousing women leaving domestic violence will fill a gap in the literature for academic staff and students interested in housing studies, social policy, sociology, women's studies, political studies and organisation/management studies; provide valuable guidance to staff in housing associations and local authorities working in "general needs" housing, supported housing and homeless services; and provide policy makers with a useful introduction to key issues.

About the Author

Cathy Davis is a freelance writer and housing and social policy researcher. 

Praise For…

This book is essential reading for anyone whose work and study touches on the areas of domestic violence and housing. However, it is much more than this, providing insight into the ways in which the government's modernisation agenda impacts on housing policy and specifically housing associations. The graphic effects of these policies on managers, frontline staff and consumers of housing services is a wonderful case study of the 'modernisation agenda' in action. Dr Catherine Humphreys, University of Warwick, UK

... clearly presented and useful for students of the development of policy in practice in housing and domestic violence, and for people working in these areas. Journal of Social Policy

... a must-read for those who work in domestic violence and housing... gives a vivid insight into the modernisation agenda in today's housing associations. Policy makers and housing practitioners should read this book and take note of how housing policy, and the housing management service in associations, needs to change to provide a meaningful service to women who have become homeless because of domestic violence. Roof

... a must read book for those who work within the field of domestic violence and housing. Safe, The Domestic Abuse Quarterly"... offers valuable insights into the approach of both the local authority and the housing associations and also the (sometimes uneasy) relationships between them, which can be used to inform practice in other areas of housing provision." Housing Studies
Product Details
ISBN: 9781861344892
ISBN-10: 1861344899
Publisher: Policy Press
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2003
Pages: 192
Language: English