Rising homelessness is always the result of failed policies

Winter is here and shelters are opening their doors, there is a lot of compassion and goodwill in the general public and a real overflow of volunteers to help homeless people. But after Christmas many homeless people face the hard reality of the streets again and keep asking: For how long?

One may need shelter from the storm but you need a home to lead a decent life. Ending homelessness is not an utopian ideology. It’s a question of human rights and saving lives. As already George Orwell said: “Either we all live in a decent world, or nobody does.”

Juha Kaakinen, CEO of  Y-Foundation,  shares his views on homelessness in Britain and how it can be solved.