What does it mean to be housed in temporary accommodation? How do you end up there? And once you’re there, what are the chances you’ll get housed permanently?
We’re in the midst of a housing crisis. We know there’s not enough social or affordable housing to go round. We know there’s a rise in evictions, of whole communities being displaced. But what’s the human cost?
In June of 2017 published figures recorded over 77,000 households in temporary accommodation – 70% of those were London households.
Many of those in temporary accommodation are women, often with children. Last year an estimated 120,000 children spent Christmas in temporary accommodation.
TEMPORARY explores the social and political reasons for the surge in households in temporary accommodation, why women (single mothers especially) are particularly at risk of ‘social cleansing’ in London and the emotional effects for women and children in temporary accommodation.
Developed through extensive research and interviews with women in temporary accommodation, this is the first showing of TEMPORARY.
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