22 Dec 2017

How should homelessness be tackled?

Social Affairs Editor and Presenter

All this week we’ve been looking at the subject of homelessness and the response has been overwhelming – especially to our film about Andy Hutchins, a former heroin addict who lived on the streets for years and who says his life has been saved by his love for his dog Bailey.

It’s a piece that’s been viewed by more than 24 million people on Facebook. There’s no doubt homelessness seems to have more resonance at Christmas, but what can individuals and government do to actually tackle the problem of homelessness?

We talk to Andy Hutchins, Jon Kuhrt, from West London Mission, and Rebecca Pritchard, from Crisis.