Anti-social behaviour a consequence, rather than a cause of homelessness

Anti-social behaviour a consequence, rather than a cause of homelessness

Press releases   •   Oct 27, 2014 00:00 GMT

Anti-social behaviours such as drug and alcohol abuse are often the consequence, rather than the cause of homelessness, according to a series of studies from Northumbria University presented at the Economic and Social Research Council's 2014 Festival of Social Science. The studies suggest that contrary to common belief, unexpected life events could lead to anyone becoming homeless.