Last month our funded partners under the Better Temporary Accommodation for Londoners initiative came together in person for a special showcase to celebrate and learn about each other’s work.
More households are in temporary accommodation than at any point since records began – and London’s at the centre of the crisis. Stays in temporary accommodation should be as short, safe and healthy as possible. But temporary accommodation is often far from temporary. Many people live in TA for a year or more. It can be hard to access services, especially if you're moved regularly across boroughs and separated from your community.
We heard from organisations working to improve people’s experience of TA across London. Highlights included:
- What’s it like to be in TA? Research launch from Groundswell
- Partnership insights: working with council colleagues (Justlife, Z2K and Westminster Council)
- Partnership insights: Public health and temporary accommodation (Magpie Project and Newham Council Public Health)
- New research from London Gypsies and Travellers
- Early research findings from Central Hill Residents Association and Positive East (into the experience of people with HIV in TA)
- Young people in TA – findings from Shelter’s ‘Living in Limbo’