Resettlement (homeless person)

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A planned supported process of change in an accommodation context.[1] In particular, a process for vulnerable homeless people with a history of sleeping rough of securing access to long-term accommodation that best suits their needs and reasonable preferences, and of ensuring that they do not subsequently lose it, or move to less-suitable accommodation[2] The process by which people are enabled to live as full a life as possible within an appropriate form of housing[3]


[1] National Resettlement Conference, Manchester (1995), at: http://handbooks.homeless.org.uk/resettlement/howtouse.

[2] Outreach and Resettlement Work with people Sleeping Rough by G. Randall and S. Brown, Department of the Environment (1995), at: http://handbooks.homeless.org.uk/resettlement/howtouse.

[3] Settlement and Housing Policy, Simon Community of Ireland (1994), at:

http://handbooks.homeless.org.uk/resettlement/howtouse.