We’ve recently housed three people who came to us in very different circumstances: one had been rough sleeping, one was sofa surfing and one was in temporary accommodation.
This shows something typical that we come across: homelessness has many faces.
In our borough homelessness is often hidden, with many of our clients having been sleeping on the sofas of their friends. Sofa-surfing is a precarious way to live, with little privacy, much uncertainty and no space of your own. As one client told us: “I’m looking forward to having somewhere to hang my clothes up again.”
Homelessness is all around us, from the rough sleepers to those living in unsuitable or temporary accommodation; we are delighted that these three clients all now have a place to call home.