Jun 8, 2021 16:00

Unique challenges in coastal communities

Do coastal communities need bespoke ways to end homelessness? Housing tenure can be very different in seaside towns. Flats and houses can be let for high prices to holiday-makers in the summer and offered as short-term winter lets out of season, when less work is available in hospitality and tourism-linked jobs. How should we respond?


Glyn Halksworth is the Director of Housing for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, and Board Member of the Centre for Homelessness Impact.

Hannah Green is the author of 'My Journey Home' , and the Lived Experience Specialist at the Centre for Homelessness Impact.

Fraser Nicholson is the Council Homelessness Strategy Manager at Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council

Gareth Sherwood is the Chief Executive Officer at YMCA Bournemouth.

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