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Posted on: January 14th, 2020


What is homelessness?

As defined by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), a person is homeless if they have no accommodation available which they are entitled to occupy. A person is also homeless if they have accommodation, but it is unfit for occupation, entry cannot be secured or the accommodation consists of a moveable structure which has no permission to place somewhere or reside within[1].

Even though rough sleeping is the most visible form of homelessness, there are 3 other types which are also prevalent yet less understood. These are:


What Causes Homelessness?



Parasol Homes Fight against Homelessness

Our homelessness schemes cover a broad array of needs, ranging from supporting individuals who are currently experiencing homelessness to those who are severely at risk of experiencing homelessness.

Our long-standing relationships with Local Authorities and our choice to work with support providers on Local Authority frameworks ensures that we provide a sustainable, quality and long-term service.

Parasol Homes’ currently operates homelessness schemes in 4 separate locations: Wakefield, Barnsley, Eastbourne and Hull.





[1] Housing: Experimental Statistical First Release. Statutory Homelessness, January to March (Q1) 2019: England. Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
[2] https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/764168/Statutory_Homelessness_and_Prevention_and_Relief_Statistical_Release_Jan_to_Mar_2018__REVISED_.pdf
[3] https://www.crisis.org.uk/media/238700/homelessness_monitor_england_2018.pdf, pgs. xvii to xviii
[4] https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/692938/Statutory_Homelessness_and_Prevention_and_Relief_Statistical_Release_Oct_to_Dec_2017.pdf