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Families of four or five were living in one room: how social work and the housing crisis intersect

10 Sep 18

by Daniel Sillman I first witnessed the reality of the housing crisis as a student on my first placement in an inner-city London borough.

Having left Coventry, economically a student-focused city, I’d already seen how landlords were dividing family homes into 5 or 6 bedroom houses to draw greater profits and how it was bleeding into communities. Having spent some time living in similar builds, I can attest to the feelings of alienation and claustrophobia…

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