October 24, 2016 by socialaction2014
50 years ago, the powerful Cathy Come Home shone a light on the desperate housing problems gripping Britain. Now in 2016, this country is once again at the mercy of a housing meltdown – a lack of affordable homes, sky-high rents, 70 per cent of council housing stock sold, a rise in homelessness. The housing officers in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham face daily queues of angry residents desperate for help – most are facing eviction. As one beleaguered housing officer says ‘we are a housing options service without any options… I didn’t get into housing to make people homeless’. Filmed over nine months, this film shows us a whole new generation desperately looking in vain for a place to call home.