• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

I have chosen homeless people as a vulnerable group. In this essay I am going to introduce homelessness and the issues concerned with homelessness. I am going to discuss their needs and what organisations are available to homeless people.

Extracts from this document...


I have chosen homeless people as a vulnerable group. In this essay I am going to introduce homelessness and the issues concerned with homelessness. I am going to discuss their needs and what organisations are available to homeless people. There are many different definitions given to the term "homelessness". Homelessness can be defined as people who have no accommodation e.g. sleeping rough or people who are in temporary accommodation such as a shelter, B & B, squat and people who are staying with friends or relatives who cannot provide accommodation for them in the longer term (Donnellan, 2004). Focus Ireland states that homelessness is people who have no accommodation and are unable to provide accommodation for themselves e.g. people who are living in a hospital, county home, night shelter or other such institutions (Focus Ireland, 2009). Simon community states that homelessness is about the lack of security, the lack of belonging, the lack of privacy and the lack of safety (Simon Community, 2009). There are different types of homelessness as follows: Visibly homeless are people who are sleeping rough or in emergency accommodation. ...read more.


(Vostanis et el, 1999) These children need the basic needs as every individual does. They need to be put into care where they will be given the opportunity to training and education so they can lead a normal life. Among all homeless people, the highest number of homeless is young people who have left care or other such institutions; this has increased from two to eight. (Kelleher et el, 2000) This shows that the problem is getting worse and that their needs are not been met. Follow on or after care should be put into place for young people when they leave care. After coming out of care young people need help finding their feet and steady accommodation. A lot of homeless people are single adults. A survey found that in Dublin alone there were 1439 single homeless people, the majority been men. (Combat Poverty, 2009) These single adults needs are not been met are they are at greater risk of turning to drugs or alcohol. There needs to be more affordable housing for single people. At the moment a single person would find it very difficult to be accepted on the housing list because they have no children. ...read more.


The following list is a group of organisations who provide voluntary services such as the Simon Community, Focus Ireland, the Society of St. Vincent De Paul, Hail, Samaritans and many more. In this essay I am going to focus in more detail on the Simon Community and Focus Ireland. Focus Ireland aim to help people find a safe place they can call home. They provide help and support to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Focus Ireland provide a number of services e.g. short term accommodation, transitional programmes, training and education programmes. They also support homeless people in finding and settling into long term accommodation with after care to ensure they can manage. This organisation also has a day centre where people can go to get off the streets and avail of low cost meals. The Simon Community is another organisation that aims to get homeless people off the streets. They provide similar services to Focus Ireland. I particularly like this organisation because they go out onto the streets to find people that need help, they don't sit and wait for people to come to them. They also provide a soup run everyday to people who are sleeping rough and they provide alcohol and detox treatment for their patients. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Health and Social Care section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Health and Social Care essays

  1. Marked by a teacher

    Health and social care, OCR Nationals double award promoting health and well being

    4 star(s)

    Your snacks have also been changed. You can take whole-wheat crackers instead of biscuits, cakes and other sweaty snacks. Crackers are good for your health, especially for diabetes, as this isn't sweaty as the snacks you were used to take before. Further, I have added a slice of cheese for your diet.

  2. Marked by a teacher

    Analysis of One Individual's Health and Wellbeing

    Research from the Department of Health reveals that a man drinking five pints a week consumes the same number of calories as someone getting through 221 doughnuts a year. Drinking too much alcohol isn?t great news for your skin either.

  1. Health and Human Deveopment revision notes.

    Seeing a counsellor or doctor, talking to a professional about your emotions etc, anti depressants. Medication, Talking to family and friends, eating well, exercise. Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disease Healthy diet, Exercise. Checkups on joints Medication and light exercise. Asthma Knowing triggers, not smoking, exercise.

  2. Safe Guarding, Anti Social Behaviour and Domestic Abuse assingments

    The doctor may refer them to a mental health doctor such as a therapist to help them with their emotional distress, the therapist allows the individual to open up about how they are feeling in a confidential environment. The victim may just want someone to listen to them and values

  1. The practitioners responsibility in a professional relationship is that they should be able to ...

    Fifteen hours of nursery education for three and four-year-olds and disadvantaged two-year-olds, trials of parenting classes and the pupil premium for disadvantaged pupils were all aimed at tackling child poverty, the spokeswoman said. So overall I believe the free nursery education does support work in the early years.

  2. Unit 4 P1 -Human Lifespan - Conception and Development

    While a person who has a successful relationship gets their self-confidence boosted and also their well-being. Being with someone makes a person feel pleasant about their lives because they give and receive love from someone important, and they also feel secure and not alone in the world.

  1. GCSE Unit 3 - Types of Health & Designing a Healthcare Plan.

    My client Claire has 4.7mmol/l which means her cholesterol level is desirable, but if she exercises then the cholesterol will decrease making her feel healthier. If she doesn?t then she may become a mildly high which wouldn?t be good for health and wellbeing.

  2. Examining the Support and Care Provided for Four Children

    out and this child will be left alone with no more support and would must likely to turn to crime in the future because to find him another home will be very hard. Social service does not have many foster careers so for every child that gets a home is lucky.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work