Many people who become homeless do not show up in official figures. This is known as hidden homelessness. This includes people who become homeless but find a temporary solution by staying with family members or friends, living in squats or other insecure accommodation. This can have an enormous impact on mental health and affects people’s hopes and certainty for the future.
In this podcast, Alex Lodge discusses the meaning of hidden homelessness with Mike Knowle, Harry and Kirsty. They discuss what it feels like to have a house, which is not a home and not having financial security, as well as living in a fight or flight scenario. Safety is a theme, which they feel strongly about.