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A Place to Call Home

Let’s make sure everyone has somewhere fit to live.

Homelessness affects around 400,000 people in the UK.

Many of us are worried about the increasing number of people sleeping rough, but this is just the tip of the iceberg.  Most homelessness is hidden, with people living in hostels or temporary accommodation, sofa-surfing or stuck in conditions unfit to live in.

  • By supporting the good work of local homelessness services, we can help make sure people have a roof over their head at night and start to get support.
  • By giving residents better rights, we can help to make sure people are safe from unliveable conditions and sudden eviction.
  • By changing the way we plan and build housing we can start to tackle the underlying problems and make sure everyone has somewhere fit to live.

Pop into Peace Hub throughout July & August to:

  • Read personal stories
  • Get tips on how to help if you see someone who’s homeless
  • Take action for homes fit to live in

Latest Posts on A Place to Call Home

Take Action for Homes Fit to Live In - Our theme A Place to Call Home explores the links between housing, insecure renting and homelessness. As house prices keep going up, more and more people are privately renting.  But these tenants are in a vulnerable position: more than 3 million households in the UK are thought to be just one missed pay-cheque away from […]
Feeling Helpless about Homelessness? - Many of us are worried about the increasing number of people sleeping rough, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.  Seeing people in desperate circumstances can leave us feeling helpless, especially when we are advised not to give money directly to people who are begging. Our new theme at Peace Hub ‘A Place […]
Coming Soon: A Place to Call Home - Our theme at Peace Hub for July & August 2018 is: A Place to Call Home – let’s make sure everyone has somewhere fit to live. Homelessness affects around 400,000 people in the UK. Many of us are worried about the increasing number of people sleeping rough, but this is just the tip of the […]
A Stark Reminder of Inequality in Birmingham - Image: End Child Poverty‘s map of child poverty levels in the UK. Our current theme Think Global, Act Local, Get Equal is all about challenging inequality, and making our economy work for everyone. This week has given us a stark reminder of how pervasive inequality is: even in a prosperous city like Birmingham. On Thursday, […]

 

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