The Grass Isn’t Always Greener Essay

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The Grass Isn’t Always Greener A Report on How the Myth of the Rural Idyll Serves to Hide Rural Homelessness Contents Introduction The Urban/ Rural Divide The Myth of the Rural Idyll Homelessness National and Local Statistics Causes of Homelessness Rural Homelessness Strategies and Recommendations Conclusion References Appendices Table Appendix 1 Rurality Definitions All Nature Has A Feeling- John Clare Rural/Urban Local Authority (LA) Classification (England) Figure 4: Typology: Output Area Level The Rural – Urban Classification for England Figure 14: England & Wales: 2011 Census Output Areas: Rural Typology Figure 17: England & Wales: 2011 Wards: Rural-Urban Typology Appendix 2 Index of Multiple Deprivation 2012 Cartogram IMD 2010- areas in the 20% most deprived in England Rural Services Survey Rural poverty: Surviving England’s green and pleasant land Hidden Cornwall: not beaches and ice-cream but poverty and violence Appendix 3 Appendix 3.1 Homelessness data: notes and definitions Statutory Homelessness- July to September Quarter 2013 England About Homelessness: Definitions and Numbers Local Authority Quarterly Report: October- December 2011 Appendix 3.2 Rural Services Survey ‘Bedroom tax’ shock for family Appendix 3.3 Cost of Living Nearly 60 rough sleepers found across Cornwall by charity Number of rough sleepers in the South West could double due to cuts Appendix 3.4 Cornwall Homelessness Strategy 2010-2015 Executive Summary Charity looks to highlight issue of rough sleeping Reach Out New night shelters for Cornwall’s homeless Appendix References Introduction Firstly, the aim of this report is to provide a definition of rurality and to critically appraise the notion of the ‘rural idyll’. Secondly, a section of the report will

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