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We all deserve a safe, stable place to live. But we are not protecting this basic human need for 236,000 people in Britain experiencing the worst forms of homelessness.

- Crisis


One of our strategic goals at Bromford is to improve social justice and play our part in reducing homelessness. We’re doing this by working in partnership with local authorities, charities and people who are currently experiencing homelessness, have previously experienced homelessness or have been at risk of homelessness, in order to better understand the root causes and underlying needs which surround it. We recently added this piece of work to our Exploration Pipeline.

We thought that it would be good to open up the discussion in a live lunchtime edition of our Bromford Lab twitter chat, based around the provocation:



IS IT REALLY POSSIBLE TO END HOMELESSNESS?



Being able to end homelessness is a claim that has been disputed as unrealistic by those who believe that some level of homelessness has always been and will always prevail; If there are people who through no fault of their own will encounter family conflict, violence, eviction or other emergencies, won’t there always be people who find themselves homeless? Might it be better to focus on trying to better manage homelessness than end it all together or is that simply taking the easy way out?

This is an important topic and we would like as many people as possible to be part of the conversation by joining us on Twitter next Friday when we will be asking:

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Please remember to label your answers A1, A2, A3, etc and most importantly, don't forget to use #blabchat when you respond, even if it’s replying to someone else's tweet.

Join us for some thought-provoking chat on Friday 28th June from 12pm and don’t forget to tell your friends!

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Following #blabchat we will be publishing our usual round-up of the conversation inline with our Editorial Guidelines.

 

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