A Place To Call Home Exhibition - Histories of Homelessness
Unhelpful, negative attitudes towards homelessness persist, especially in the media. By exploring stories of homelessness in the past, we can untangle some of the ongoing misunderstandings that exist today.
Introducing Histories of Homelessness
Victorian and Edwardian people experiencing homelessness were unfairly judged by society. They were punished and criminalised on the basis of their personal condition, state of being and economic status. But these attitudes aren’t confined to history, explore the stories below and the impact of legislation that is still legally in use today.