In 21st century Britain, everybody should have the dignity and security of a safe and stable place to live. But right now, we’re not meeting this basic human need for thousands of people.
The pressure of rising living costs, a lack of affordable housing, and benefits that don’t bridge the gap, are pushing increasing numbers of people into homelessness. And the support systems aren’t always in place to catch people when they’re at risk of losing their home. This is resulting in increasing numbers of people living on our streets, in cramped, unsafe temporary accommodation, or being forced from sofa to sofa, never sure where they’ll spend the next night. This is no way to live, and it shames us all.
It doesn’t need to be like this. Crisis knows that it’s possible to end homelessness. They do this person by person, helping thousands of people each year to leave homelessness behind for good. And, based on their pioneering research into causes and solutions, they campaign for the changes that will solve the homelessness crisis once and for all.