03 February, 2020

Shelter from the Storm, RIBA Journal

Our homeless shelter project has been featured in the RIBA Journal, as it has been Highly Commended in the MacEwan Awards.

Here’s a sobering thought: around a third of the homeless people looked after by the charity Shelter from the Storm (SFTS) at any one time are, according to its director Sheila Scott, in full time employment – but don’t have enough to pay their rent, so are evicted. Their guests – typically there for four or five weeks as they are helped to get their lives back on track – are all ages and sexes. Among their number are business people and professionals who have found themselves struggling. It’s time for most of us to reassess our stereotype idea of what a ‘homeless person’ is.

You can read the full article here.