Resettling Older Homeless People: a longitudinal study of outcomes
This report describes the findings of a longitudinal study of the resettlement of 64 older homeless people in London, Leeds and Sheffield. The study examined their progress for two years after they were rehoused. The field-work commenced in July 1997, and it continued until August 2001 when the last subject had been rehoused for 24 months. The subjects were clients of St Mungo’s in London, of St Anne’s Shelter and Housing Action in Leeds and Sheffield, and of St Martin-in- the-Fields Social Care Unit in London. It is the first British study (i) to examine resettlement outcomes exclusively among older homeless people, and (ii) to follow-up resettled homeless people of any age for two years.