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    From pillar to post

    homeless women's experiences of social care

    Citation

    Cameron, AM, Abrahams, HA, Morgan, KJ, Williamson, E & Henry, LW, 2016, ‘From pillar to post: homeless women's experiences of social care’. Health and Social Care in the Community, vol 24., pp. 345?352

    Abstract

    This paper reports findings from a longitudinal study of homeless women. Thirty-eight women were recruited with a retention rate of 58% over three rounds of interviews. Interviews explored specific events in women's lives, their current living arrangements and how their experiences and needs, including for social care, changed over time. Data were analysed thematically using a priori codes. Women reported a range of complex issues, consistent with experiences of deep social exclusion and received support from both statutory and voluntary agencies. Although women appreciated the support they received, many reported that services were fragmented and rarely personalised to their needs.

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