Homelessness, Health and Housing

Between September 2015 and April 2016, a participatory action research project was undertaken in the London Borough of Newham, examining the experiences of those facing potential or actual homelessness.

This document reports on 64 structured interviews undertaken with participants who have approached Newham Council to address a housing or homelessness need within the last year.

Its findings reflect extremely high levels of hidden homelessness; serious physical and mental health issues arising or being exacerbated as a result of insecure housing, and an apparently systemic attempt to remove vulnerable people from the borough.

This study was funded by the Feminist Review Trust and Leeds Social Sciences Impact Acceleration Account in association with the ESRC.