At the Just Thinking project we are really excited to be working on our first motion picture.This film report is the latest snapshot report from the project and listens to voices that portray the journeys of two people with unique experiences, as well as demonstrating key themes that have been presented in the previous two publications—unscrupulous property management, appalling conditions, an endemic use of drugs and high crime. The stories are told using the words of individuals drawn from conversations we had with the hidden homeless over the past 18 months of research.We have just commenced filming and are hoping to launch the short film in the next month.
This is the third in a series of publications that provide a snapshot of the findings from research conversations with single homeless residents of UTA. The first snapshot report is “Not Home: A summary of conversations with the hidden homeless in North West and South East England,
brings to light the key issues discussed in a series of focus groups with residents of UTA. The second report: Not Home: Why do single homeless tenants living in unsupported temporary accommodation feel out of control?
, focuses on control.These discussions are a small part of a three-year research project, funded by LankellyChase, investigating the long-term impact on health and wellbeing of single homeless households living in unsupported temporary accommodation.What is this all about?
Since 2013, Justlife has been talking with the hidden homeless to find out what life is really like for them. These people are single homeless residents living in unsupported temporary accommodation (UTA), commonly known as: B&Bs, private hostels and Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMOs). The number of people living in this accommodation is not fully recorded in official statistics and is estimated to be worryingly high. The number of statutory homeless households placed in B&Bs stood at 4,560 in October-December of 2014. The actual number living in UTA is likely to be five to ten times more than this.Just Thinking is funded by LankellyChase Foundation.