Homelessness

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Homelessness
Literally having no home or haven, and the homeless are described as people without a home.
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Local authorities have an obligation to find accommodation for certain types of people
Pregnant women, people with dependent children, those who are vulnerable because of old age, mental illness or physical disability, those who have lost their home as a result of an emergency.
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Causes of homelessness
Loss of employment, health problems, eviction, breakdown of relationship, mortgage or rent arrears, moving out of a home, fire or flooding, limited housing supplies.
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Effect of homelessness
Low self-esteem, boredom, limited access to health and hygiene, increased dangers, difficulties with relationships, lack of privacy.
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Loss of employment
Losing your job or being made redundant may mean that you lose your home
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Health problems
Deteriorating mental or physical health may mean not being able to remain in your home.
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Breakdown of relationship
Divorce or separation may result in one partner being unable to live in the home.
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Mortgage or rent arrears
Being unable to pay the rent or mortgage may result in the home being repossessed.
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Moving out of a home
Coming out of an institution such as hospital or prison.
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Fire or flooding
Fire or flood damage making the property unsafe to live in.
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Pregnant women, people with dependent children, those who are vulnerable because of old age, mental illness or physical disability, those who have lost their home as a result of an emergency.

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Local authorities have an obligation to find accommodation for certain types of people

Card 3

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Loss of employment, health problems, eviction, breakdown of relationship, mortgage or rent arrears, moving out of a home, fire or flooding, limited housing supplies.

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Card 4

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Low self-esteem, boredom, limited access to health and hygiene, increased dangers, difficulties with relationships, lack of privacy.

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Card 5

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Losing your job or being made redundant may mean that you lose your home

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