70% of people don’t consider unsuitable accommodation as a form of homelessness
Yet 104,510 households live in temporary and unsuitable accommodation
This is the highest since records began
The House of St Barnabas is on a mission to change public understanding of homelessness to show that it can be broader than rough sleeping. We are showing the realities of people who live in unsuitable accommodation.
We support people affected by homelessness to rebuild their lives. We are a community making a difference.
Homelessness is more than rough sleeping. And we need your help to share this message.
Transitional shelters where individuals recently released from correctional facilities can stay as they reintegrate into society
First stop hostel
Emergency shelters that provide a temporary roof over someone’s head, can be the first step into other types of temporary accommodation
Safe havens for individuals fleeing domestic violence or abuse, offering protection and resources
Mother and baby units
Specialised shelters designed for homeless mothers and their children, offering a safe space and support services
Bed and breakfasts that are sometimes used as temporary accommodation for people experiencing homelessness
Longer term hostels
Extended-stay shelters providing a prolonged stay option for people who need more time or support to secure stable housing
Living with family
Staying temporarily with relatives or family members, relying on their hospitality for a place to sleep
Living with friends
Staying for short times at friends houses, often due to a lack of stable home and creating an unstable and uncertain living situation
If you are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, seek support as soon as you can: