Linking black and minority ethnic organisations with mainstream homeless service providers
Author: Netto, Gina & Gavrielides, Theo
Briefing series: Better Housing Briefing Paper 15
Publisher: Race Equality Foundation
Publication date: May 2010
This paper argues that homelessness service provision to black and minority ethnic communities should be informed by in-depth knowledge and understanding of the causes, manifestations and perceptions of homelessness, and should address the significant barriers these communities face when accessing homelessness services. The paper also highlights significant differences between black and minority ethnic and mainstream organisations, and possible improvements that could be gained by forging stronger links between them, including increased awareness of homelessness services, access to early intervention and ongoing support to vulnerable individuals.