In 21st century Britain, everybody should have a place to live. We need to get Everybody In to end homelessness. Are you in?
We’ve published a plan showing the solutions that can end homelessness in Britain.
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Our storyteller George is out there every day speaking to real people about their experiences of homelessness. Read and share these stories below. Let’s get the conversation started and change opinions.
'Before my mum and dad died, I was trying to start my own business, but since then it’s been too much to take. I was drinking too much to deal with the stress at one point, but thankfully having my dog has helped me stop that now. My dad actually ended up dying of drink. His liver failed, and I don’t want that to happen to me. When I was in the B&B I had to leave my dog at my mum’s house, but I would still go back every day to walk and feed him... It was like the movie Trainspotting in there. Everyone seemed to be a drug addict. There was thick black mould across the ceiling, coming down the walls and in the cupboards. It didn’t even have any curtains... it was horrible. I always feel like I get a new lease of life going out walking with him in the country. I think he’s the only thing that’s been keeping me sane.'Read Jordan's story now
'Luckily, I’ve still got my HGV license and have finally managed to find a driving job, so now I can get out of the system, but being here you start to realise that bridge just doesn’t exist for most people. I wouldn’t be able to afford my own place without a permanent job. Housing benefit doesn’t cover it, minimum wage isn’t enough, and a zero hours contract makes it almost impossible. There are also very few opportunities for education while you’re here, and even less support if you do get out, so lots of people just end up going through the whole cycle again. It’s almost like they want you to come back. Even I’m not certain I’ll be able to pay private rents forever. I know lots of people who feel it’s better for people to just stay in the hostel, even the people who run them, because they know there’s no real alternative for them outside. Homeless people have become commodities now.'Read Ashley's story. now
'I’ve been in this hostel seven times now. Before this time the council had found me a privately rented bedsit, but it was infested, and there was damp and mould everywhere. The windows were falling apart. Even some of the doors were on upside down. Environmental health came out three times to check it, but the landlord wasn’t prepared to pay the money to make it habitable, so he just gave me an eviction notice... It’s wrecked my life being ill. I hate it, but it’s just because of the way I’ve been treated. I had a life that’s been take away from me. What I really want is a secure, clean place, with a decent bathroom you can actually use. With nice people that don’t take drugs. I don’t want to live in a rough place away from everyone I know. I don’t want to be lonely again.'Read AJ's story now
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