Locked Out

Transitions pt. 2 - transitions out of homelessness with Bill Tidnam, Ben Phillips-Farmer and Ashley Horsey

December 16, 2020 Commonweal Housing Season 1 Episode 6
Locked Out
Transitions pt. 2 - transitions out of homelessness with Bill Tidnam, Ben Phillips-Farmer and Ashley Horsey
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Locked Out
Transitions pt. 2 - transitions out of homelessness with Bill Tidnam, Ben Phillips-Farmer and Ashley Horsey
Dec 16, 2020 Season 1 Episode 6
Commonweal Housing

Transitions, such as those between services, localities and life stages, can cause significant disruption in some people’s lives, and can increase their risk of housing insecurity and homelessness. This episode is the second  of two parts focussing on the housing challenges that arise for people experiencing periods of transition. 

This week, we’re looking particularly at the social injustices faced by people making the transition out of homelessness. From long term challenges like addiction and poor mental health, to difficulties securing a job or moving off benefits, to a lack of tailored options for migrants with No Recourse to Public Funds - we’ll be talking about why tackling homelessness is about more than putting a roof over someone’s head.

With us to talk about these issues are Bill Tidnam, CEO of Thames Reach, and Ben Phillips-Farmer, Support and Communications Worker at Rentstart.

Later on in the episode we also caught up with Commonweal CEO Ashley Horsey to hear his perspective on the Locked Out anthology and podcast findings.

This episode is the last of the Locked Out series – we hope you’ve enjoyed these conversations with expert guests on the links between housing and social injustice.


Resources mentioned in this episode include: 

The Locked Out anthology, available for free download at: commonwealhousing.org.uk/lockedout

The Peer Landlord project, run in partnership by Thames Reach and Commonweal Housing:
https://www.commonwealhousing.org.uk/projects/peer-landlord

The Freedom2Work project, run in partnership by Rentstart and Commonweal Housing: https://www.commonwealhousing.org.uk/projects/freedom2work 

Follow Commonweal on Twitter @CommonwealTweet and Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/commonweal-housing-limited 

Follow Thames Reach on Twitter @ThamesReach and Facebook at facebook.com/thames.reach

Follow Rentstart on Twitter and Facebook @Rentstart

Show Notes

Transitions, such as those between services, localities and life stages, can cause significant disruption in some people’s lives, and can increase their risk of housing insecurity and homelessness. This episode is the second  of two parts focussing on the housing challenges that arise for people experiencing periods of transition. 

This week, we’re looking particularly at the social injustices faced by people making the transition out of homelessness. From long term challenges like addiction and poor mental health, to difficulties securing a job or moving off benefits, to a lack of tailored options for migrants with No Recourse to Public Funds - we’ll be talking about why tackling homelessness is about more than putting a roof over someone’s head.

With us to talk about these issues are Bill Tidnam, CEO of Thames Reach, and Ben Phillips-Farmer, Support and Communications Worker at Rentstart.

Later on in the episode we also caught up with Commonweal CEO Ashley Horsey to hear his perspective on the Locked Out anthology and podcast findings.

This episode is the last of the Locked Out series – we hope you’ve enjoyed these conversations with expert guests on the links between housing and social injustice.


Resources mentioned in this episode include: 

The Locked Out anthology, available for free download at: commonwealhousing.org.uk/lockedout

The Peer Landlord project, run in partnership by Thames Reach and Commonweal Housing:
https://www.commonwealhousing.org.uk/projects/peer-landlord

The Freedom2Work project, run in partnership by Rentstart and Commonweal Housing: https://www.commonwealhousing.org.uk/projects/freedom2work 

Follow Commonweal on Twitter @CommonwealTweet and Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/commonweal-housing-limited 

Follow Thames Reach on Twitter @ThamesReach and Facebook at facebook.com/thames.reach

Follow Rentstart on Twitter and Facebook @Rentstart