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Universal Credit: The health impacts for people who are experiencing homelessness. / Thompson, Claire; Guise, Andy; Edgar, Rob; Solly, Suzy; Burrows, Martin.

Groundswell, 2020. 22 p.

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Harvard

Thompson, C, Guise, A, Edgar, R, Solly, S & Burrows, M 2020, Universal Credit: The health impacts for people who are experiencing homelessness. Groundswell.

APA

Thompson, C., Guise, A., Edgar, R., Solly, S., & Burrows, M. (2020). Universal Credit: The health impacts for people who are experiencing homelessness. Groundswell.

Vancouver

Thompson C, Guise A, Edgar R, Solly S, Burrows M. Universal Credit: The health impacts for people who are experiencing homelessness. Groundswell, 2020. 22 p.

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Thompson, Claire ; Guise, Andy ; Edgar, Rob ; Solly, Suzy ; Burrows, Martin. / Universal Credit: The health impacts for people who are experiencing homelessness. Groundswell, 2020. 22 p.

Bibtex

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