Homelessness can be visible or hidden. It arises from problems in our social structure, like a lack of affordable housing and wage stagnation, and it affects a range of people, with disadvantaged groups at greater risk.
Yet most people think homelessness is simply about rough sleeping—and as the inevitable result of poor life choices by middle-aged men, young people, or abused women.
Advocates in the United Kingdom are working to tell a new story about homelessness to help the public understand what it really is, whom it really affects, and what society can do about it. To support this work, the FrameWorks Institute released a new report to reframe the conversation about homelessness in the United Kingdom and build support for the policies and programs that can address and prevent it.