Homelessness still an issue

The plight of homelessness was highlighted as part of a 50th anniversary screening of iconic drama, Cathy Come Home.

Sunday, 27th November 2016, 8:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 3:40 pm
Axiom's Cathy Come Home film showing at Wildwood, Church Street, Peterborough EMN-161117-085022009

The screening, hosted by Axiom Homes, took place at the Wildwood screen room in Cathedral Square. Cathy Come Home was first aired on the BBC on 16 November 1966 and was watched by 25 per cent of the British population. Axiom is a member of the Homes for Cathy group, a national alliance of 14 housing associations all set up following the BBC drama, which have come together to raise awareness that 50 years on homelessness is still a big issue.

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Alan Lewin, chief executive at Axiom Housing Association, said: “Despite housing associations and others building hundreds of thousands of homes over the last 50 years, the problem of homelessness has not gone away.”

Axiom's Cathy Come Home film showing at Wildwood, Church Street, Peterborough EMN-161117-085010009
Axiom's Cathy Come Home film showing at Wildwood, Church Street, Peterborough EMN-161117-085010009