A Vulnerable Population Sub Group

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In this assignment I will select a vulnerable population sub-group and consider how social science contributes to understanding the social problems encountered by this group. I will do this by firstly explaining and identifying and locating the chosen sub group within the broader societal context. Next by explaining why the chosen sub group is considered to be vulnerable with reference to relevant theory and research based evidence. Then I will be identifying and explaining the role of relevant agencies, both non-governmental organisations and governmental in relation to welfare provision for the chosen sub group. Finally I will discussing the role of social science in informing public health and welfare practice in relation to the chosen sub group. My chosen sub group is homeless people.
Homelessness is when people are having to sleep rough, living in temporary accommodation who are currently or imminently without accommodation and hidden homeless families, such as those living in severely overcrowded conditions, squatters or sofa-surfers. Homelessness is about more than being roofless (crisis, 2013). A home is not just a physical space, it also has a legal and social element. A home provides roots, character, sense of belonging and a place of emotional stability, homelessness can be about the loss of any of these, Homelessness is an isolating and destructive experience and homeless people are the most vulnerable and socially excluded in our society (The Guardian, 2013).…
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