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Housing First – what's not to like?

By Ashley Horsey / March 15, 2017

Housing First is a fantastic model with a proven record of tackling homelessness. But can it work in the UK, where housing is in such desperately short supply?

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I, Ashley Horsey…

By Ashley Horsey / March 8, 2017

Ken Loach’s latest film is a powerful indictment of the system that crushes both the people it’s supposed to be helping, and those who work within it

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Jam today – and still jam tomorrow…

By Ashley Horsey / February 16, 2017

There are many reasons why a person may only be “just about managing” – not all of them financial.

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Modular-Podular living: progress or pragmatism

By Ashley Horsey / January 18, 2017

In my last blog, way back in the pre-Trumpian days of October 2016, I mused whether it was sensible to develop or promote less-than-ideal housing solutions, or whether settling for adequate might undermine the achievement of the best. That blog considered two manifestations of the current housing crisis: the spread of tent encampments of European…

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Marking World AIDS Day

By Ashley Horsey / December 1, 2016

We’ve come a long way since the AIDS crisis first emerged, when so many lost their lives. Today, HIV treatment can now reduce the amount of the virus in the bloodstream to ‘undetectable’ levels, meaning it cannot be transmitted. But it’s not over. Thankfully medical advances now mean HIV doesn’t have to stand in the…

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