Why a gendered approach to supporting women experiencing homelessness is essential

Thursday, 17 August 2017 - 10:38am

‘Women experiencing homelessness’ conjures up many different images of women. 

homeless woman

Lisa Raftery is the London Development Manager at Homeless Link. In this blog, she talks about the specific needs of women experiencing homelessness and why a gender-neutral approach often fails to support women.

“Women experiencing homelessness” conjures up many different images of women: women with children in refuge accommodation, living in homeless shelters, sofa-surfing, exchanging sex for a bed or sleeping rough on the streets. 

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