Homelessness in the UK has increased at the alarming rate of 134% between 2010 and 2016 due in part to a lack of existing genuinely affordable housing and social housing.
Despite compelling evidence that homelessness has a distinct impact on women, gender blindness in the understanding and response to women’s homelessness is widespread and functions at all levels.
There are legal, human rights and economic imperatives for both health and homelessness services to ensure the best outcomes for homeless women.
WHEC have released a new report which collates information about the key mental health issues for homeless women and makes recommendations for improving the health outcomes and well-being of this group.
Aptly titled, Tip of the iceberg this report attempts to highlight some of the most detrimental effects that the growing problem of homelessness has on women living in the UK.