Peer-led housing: the SHE project

The inception of SHE (Support & Housing East Lancashire) began in August 2013 when I tried to access housing following a suspended sentence. As a single 44-year old woman, I did not fit the priority need for emergency accommodation or indeed any accommodation. My mother took me in and from her sofa I began to research the housing problem in East Lancashire. I studied those coming from prison and the lack of affordable housing available to them. This sent my research further into the benefit ...

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