Wednesday November 25, 2020

The price of homelessness

The private rental sector will continue to make people homeless without a change in government policy

31st December, 2014

Ken Loach, who directed The Wind That Shakes the Barley, made his name with a television play for the BBC called Cathy Come Home. It told the story of a young couple who lose their income, then their home, and then their children, who are taken into care as a result of their parents’ homelessness.

The film shocked Britain. That was almost 50 years ago. Today, something like Cathy Come Home is playing out...

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