Longhurst Group signs up to Homes for Cathy campaign
16 September 2022
Longhurst Group is delighted to have signed up to the Homes for Cathy campaign to raise awareness of the needs of homeless people.
Homes for Cathy is a national alliance of housing associations, homelessness charities and local authorities dedicated to ensuring homeless people are not forgotten.
As part of the campaign, we’re working to meet nine commitments for Homes for Cathy, which are helping to shape and develop our policies and practices on ending homelessness.
Louise Platt, Executive Director of Housing, Care and Support, said: “We’re delighted to have signed up and pledged our support to the Homes for Cathy campaign.
Homelessness continues to be an issue right across the country and it’s important that the needs of people who find themselves living on the street are not forgotten about.
“Often, these people have simply had some bad luck and found themselves without one of life’s most basic rights – a warm, safe home.
“We already do a lot of work to combat homelessness in the areas in which we operate and our colleagues are committed to helping those in need as much as possible, but by joining Homes for Cathy, we’ll hopefully be able to do even more to help improve the situation across the country.
“We’re looking forward to working closely with the campaign and helping to make a difference and improving people’s lives.”
Homes for Cathy was formed to mark the 50th anniversary of the influential Ken Loach film Cathy Come Home in 2016.
The film led to a public outcry about the problem of homelessness. Housing associations were formed up and down the country, initially run by volunteers. Many have since become large providers of much-needed affordable homes.
The Homes for Cathy group works with the National Housing Federation, Shelter, Crisis and other groups campaigning for homeless people.
For more information, visit www.homesforcathy.org.uk