Housing and Homelessness: The BASW Position Statement and Recommendations
The provision of suitable, affordable housing plays a vital role in supporting individuals and families, it is thus of central importance to social work and social workers. Social work looks at the needs of the whole person and housing is part of meeting those needs.
Suitable, affordable housing is crucial to effective support and ensuring everyone can be a participating member of society. For example, in terms of adult social care, care leavers, people with mental health problems or families in need.
However, the UK has a major housing crisis.
Housing and Homelessness: The BASW Position Statement and Recommendations sets out the current situation, explores how the housing situation in the UK got to this point and sets out the necessary changes to improve the situation together with recommendations for social work practice. It can be downloaded on the left hand side of this page.