|Appears in Collections:||Faculty of Social Sciences Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Re-conceptualising Approaches to Meeting the Health Needs of Homeless People|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press (CUP) for the Social Policy Association|
|Citation:||Anderson I & Ytrehus S (2012) Re-conceptualising Approaches to Meeting the Health Needs of Homeless People, Journal of Social Policy, 41 (3), pp. 551-568.|
|Abstract:||The experience of homelessness not only affects physical health, but can also constrain access to required health care. In a number of European countries, national strategies to tackle homelessness have sought to deliver integrated solutions across housing, health and other social policy areas. This article examines approaches to meeting the health care needs of homeless people in relation to such strategies, drawing upon recent research in Norway and Scotland. The article presents a comparative analysis of approaches to service provision in relation to welfare models and the concepts of universal and specialist provision. The analysis suggests a cross-national shift in the conceptualisation of appropriate responses to the health care needs of those who experience homelessness. The provision of some specialist health services, while reflecting a selective model of welfare, need not be solely interpreted as conflicting with a more universal model of ensuring access to mainstream services. Rather, the challenge is to recognise the need for a process approach which supports an effective transition from the (sometimes necessary) use of specialist services for this group, towards (the ideal of) full integration into mainstream health care.|
|Rights:||This item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in Journal of Social Policy, Volume 41, Issue 03, July 2012, pp 551-568 by Cambridge University Press, copyright 2012. The original publication is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0047279412000220|
Diakonhjemmet University College, Norway
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