Homelessness, Health Care and Welfare Provision is the first known publication in which service providers examine the particular difficulties encountered by homeless people in gaining access to healthcare, both in Britain and the US. Specific chapters examine the complex issue of mental health and homelessness, responses to single homeless people with drink-related problems and the particular problems experienced by young single homeless people and homeless women.
There is no comparable book available that deals as comprehensively with the range of health care and welfare issues raised by homelessness. This book is of value to practitioners, educators and students. ... I would recommend this book as standard reading ... it dispels stereotype views of the homeless and gives impetus to new directions for care.' - Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
`The book provides a valuable `state of the art' summary for those involved in service planning, provision and research, and for those working in the field it will confirm existing knowledge. But it is to be hoped that it will not only appeal to the converted as it has something important to say to a broader audience and deserves a wider readership.' - Health Matters
`Kevin Fisher and John Collins have simply and ruthlessly exposed much of the hypocrisy surrounding attitudes to homelessness. ... their book should produce red faces in high places. ... They marshal facts, figures and more research to support one simple assertion: a homeless person's main problem is lack of accommodation. ... the book's style is simple and clear; shocking case histories and statistics are allowed to speak for themselves.' - Health Service Journal
`A highly engaging and important addition not only to the health care debate but also to the housing aspect and impact of community care.' Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law