The realities of living in temporary accommodation

NewsJune 11th, 2024

We’re looking for people to talk to us about their experiences of living in temporary accommodation.

The record number of people across Wales who live for lengthy periods in temporary accommodation* is the stark human cost of our housing emergency.

The Bevan Foundation and Shelter Cymru are working together to collect the stories of people living in this limbo. We want to learn about the practicalities of not having a permanent home, and the impact that this can have on daily life.

The best way to get people moved on from temporary accommodation is to provide more social homes. We are working to make the case for why this needs to happen and why the current situation is unacceptable as part of our new housing project.

Do you work with people who are living in temporary accommodation?

Or people who have done so in the last 12 months?

Could you help us to learn more about their experiences?

Please tell them about our research and encourage them to be interviewed by Shelter Cymru’s team of peer researchers – who themselves have experienced homelessness or housing insecurity.  

To arrange an interview, they need to contact Lauren at [email protected] or 07920 752468.

A token of thanks will be provided for every interview in the form of a shopping voucher.

* All forms of short-term accommodation used by local authorities to fulfil their homelessness duties. 

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