There has been a growing awareness in research of the frequency of lone mothers
as part of the family homelessness population, and also among lone women
presenting as homeless (Van den Dries et al., 2016; Baptista et al., 2017; Walsh and
Harvey, 2017; Hearne and Murphy, 2020; Bimpson et al., 2020; Focus Ireland,
2021a). There is a prevalence of mothers experiencing homelessness unaccompanied by their children amongst the general homeless population (Mayock and
Sheridan, 2012; Shinn et al., 2015; Bretherton and Mayock, 2021; van den Dries et
al., 2016; Savage, 2016; Bimpson et al., 2020).