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Black and Minority Ethnic Communities and Homelessness in Scotland

DescriptionResearch on the provision and use of homelessness services in Scotland by Black and Minority Ethnic communities in Scotland.
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2004

BLACK AND MINORITY ETHNIC COMMUNITIES AND HOMELESSNESS IN SCOTLAND

SCOTTISH ETHNIC MINORITIES RESEARCH UNIT/HERIOT WATT UNIVERSITY
Gina Netto, Cathie Fancy, Hal Pawson, Delia Lomax, Satnam Singh and Sinead Power

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CONTENTS

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
CONTEXT
SCOPE AND FOCUS OF THE RESEARCH
MAIN AIMS OF THE RESEARCH
METHODOLOGY
STRUCTURE OF THE REPORT
CHAPTER TWO: EXPERIENCES OF PEOPLE AFFECTED BY HOMELESSNESS
POSITION OF REFUGEES
POSITION OF BME WOMEN ESCAPING DOMESTIC ABUSE
POSITION OF GYPSIES/TRAVELLERS
POSITION OF OTHER BME PEOPLE AFFECTED BY HOMELESSNESS
SUMMARY
CHAPTER THREE: MAPPING HOMELESSNESS SERVICE PROVIDER AGENCIES
INTRODUCTION
PROFILE OF HOMELESSNESS AND ADVICE AGENCIES
SERVICES PROVIDED
SERVICE USE BY BME HOUSEHOLDS
SUMMARY
CHAPTER FOUR: PERSPECTIVES OF HOMELESSNESS SERVICE PROVIDERS
AGENCIES IN THE REVIEW
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE AGENCIES
FACTORS LEADING TO HOMELESSSNESS IN BME COMMUNITIES
MEASURES WHICH WOULD REDUCE HOMELESSNESS IN BME
COMMUNITIES
FACTORS WHICH INCREASE THE VULNERABILITY OF REFUGEES TO
HOMELESSNESS
MEASURES WHICH CAN BE TAKEN TO REDUCE HOMELESSNESS
AMONG REFUGEES
FACTORS WHICH INCREASE THE VULNERABILITY OF
GYPSIES/TRAVELLERS TO HOMELESSNESS
MEASURES WHICH WOULD REDUCE HOMELESSNESS AMONG
GYPSIES/TRAVELLERS
FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO HOMELESSNESS AMONG BME WOMEN
ESCAPING DOMESTIC ABUSE
MEASURES WHICH CAN BE TAKEN TO REDUCE HOMELESSNESS
RESULTING FROM DOMESTIC ABUSE
EXTENT TO WHICH SERVICES ARE USED BY BME COMMUNITIES
ACCESSIBILITY OF SERVICE PROVISION
EXTENT TO WHICH SERVICES WERE RESPONSIVE OR PRO-ACTIVE
APPROPRIATENESS OF SERVICE PROVISION
AGENCY STAFF TRAINING NEEDS
MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF SERVICES FOR BME USERS
MULTI-AGENCY WORK
PARTICIPATION BY BME COMMUNITIES
SUMMARY
CHAPTER FIVE: LOCAL AUTHORITY PERSPECTIVES BACKGROUND
HOMELESSNESS STRATEGIES
ACCESSIBILITY AND CULTURAL SENSITIVITY OF HOMELESSNESS
SERVICES
THE NATURE OF BME HOMELESSNESS
MAINSTREAMING
MULTI-AGENCY WORKING
TRAINING
CHAPTER SIX: ANALYSIS OF SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE HOMELESSNESS STATISTICS
INTRODUCTION
RECORDING OF ETHNICITY
INCIDENCE OF BME HOMELESSNESS
CAUSES OF HOMELESSNESS
HOMELESSNESS ASSESSMENT DECISIONS
PRIORITY NEED STATUS
SUMMARY
CHAPTER SEVEN: MAIN FINDINGS AND IMPLICATIONS
UNDERSTANDING OF HOMELESSNESS ACROSS AND WITHIN BME COMMUNITIES
VULNERABILITY TO HOMELESSNESS IN BME COMMUNITIES
INFORMAL SOURCES OF SUPPORT FOR BME PEOPLE AFFECTED BY HOMELESSNESS
UNDERSTANDING OF CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE ACCOMMODATION
PROVISION OF HOMELESSNESS SERVICES TO BME COMMUNITIES
MEASURES TO REDUCE HOMELESSNESS IN BME COMMUNITIES
IDENTIFICATION OF GOOD PRACTICE
IMPLICATIONS FOR HOUSING STRATEGIES, POLICY AND SERVICE DELIVERY
SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS
REFERENCES
ANNEX 1: SUPPPLEMENTARY TABLES FOR CHAPTER THREE
ANNEX 2: SUPPLEMENTARY TABLES FOR CHAPTER SIX
ANNEX 3: COMMISSION FOR RACIAL EQUALITY'S GOOD PRACTICE GUIDELINES

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

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