Overcoming barriers to healthcare for people experiencing homelessness

I-SPHERE Professor Sarah Johnsen describes how a flexible and relational approach helps to overcome many of the barriers that homeless people face when accessing healthcare.  As policy interest in inclusion health has escalated, there has been increased recognition that existing healthcare services often fail to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness.  A recent independent […]


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1 in 28 adults in Scotland experience extreme disadvantage each year

I-SPHERE research Hard Edges Scotland, commissioned by Lankelly Chase and The Robertson Trust, has been launched today. Hard Edges Scotland highlights the complexity of the lives of people facing multiple disadvantage. The research found that almost 200,000 adults in Scotland experience at least one form of extreme disadvantage each year, including homelessness, substance dependency and […]


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I-SPHERE research launches this week

Yesterday I-SPHERE presented at the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) Knowledge Exchange Hub Stakeholder Engagement Event in Belfast. The audience was made up of key representatives across the statutory, voluntary and academic sectors. Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick presented findings of work with Dr. Peter Mackie, Cardiff University and Dr.Jenny Wood of I-SPHERE on ‘Homelessness […]


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Opportunities to study and work with I-SPHERE

We are currently advertising two fantastic opportunities to work and study with I-SPHERE Oak Foundation internship Applications are open until 10th June for our next Oak Homelessness Research intern.   The internship is for early career researchers to undertake a 6 month paid independent research project in the field of homelessness supported by the I-SPHERE […]


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Homelessness Monitor Launch

Today saw the official launch of the Homelessness Monitor Scotland 2019 by Crisis Scotland at a summit in Edinburgh. The Homelessness Monitor is a longitudinal study providing an independent analysis of the homelessness impacts of recent economic and policy developments across the UK.  The monitor is funded by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.  Separate […]


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International Impact

International Impact I-SPHERE’s mission is to use world-class research to help drive change for people affected by extreme disadvantage.   Here are two recent examples of how our work is influencing change internationally.   Australia – Influencing parliamentary inquiry on welfare conditions Australia’s Senate is undertaking an Inquiry into Parents Next – a controversial compulsory ‘pre-employment’ programme for recipients of […]


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Dr Morag Treanor joins I-SPHERE

In April 2019 Dr Morag Treanor is joining the I-SPHERE team as Professor of Child and Family Inequalities.   This exciting leadership appointment greatly strengthens the I-SPHERE team and will help us to broaden the scope of our already high impact group. Morag’s research interests focus on child poverty – measurement, causes, consequences, mitigation and prevention – and adversity in […]


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National Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Multiple Disadvantage report calls for urgent action

The National Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence and Multiple Disadvantage has today published its final report, Breaking Down The Barriers, which warns of devastating consequences for women and their families because they are not able to get the support they need.  Time and again the signs of abuse are not picked up by professionals. Too often women are bounced around or even turned […]


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