I was struck by this insightful post on The Conversation – What is it like to be destitute in Britain? by how it opens up the causes and impacts of destitution and how they contribute to homelessness. This can be overt street homelessness or the more insidious scourge of hidden homelessness. It addresses in some detail the practical and financial issues that contribute to homelessness. However, there are the human aspects too. Some of these are touched on in the TV drama series Mood. Not normally my choice of TV programming but this BBC article Hidden homelessness: ‘I couldn’t prove I was estranged from my mum’ raises key human issues The subject of homelessness, its causes and remedies, is intensely political, but it can be above party politics.
Mike Browning, Chair of Trustees.