Wednesday, 24 November 2010

At what point is a person no longer considered to be homeless?

For people with a history of rough sleeping, squatting or living in hostels moving into independent accommodation can be challenging. 
The responsibilities of having a tenancy, budgeting and paying bills, together with the possibility of loneliness and isolation, can have a big impact on whether a person can break the cycle of homelessness. But once a person has settled and is comfortable where they are how easy is it to integrate into society with out the stigma affecting relationship or friendships.
At what point does a former homeless person leave the lifestyle behind? Is is time bound or can it be a state of mind? 

1 comment:

  1. big Issue have a criterion, which goes roughly one year in your own tenancy and you give up your badge. But don't quote me on that