Homes for Cathy


Hastoe is a member of the 'Homes for Cathy' group  a national alliance of housing associations from across the UK helping to raise awareness of the needs of homeless people.

Member associations were mostly formed in the era of Cathy Come Home, Ken Loach’s drama documentary which highlighted the desperate plight of a homeless family in London in the 1960s. The show had a powerful effect on television viewers and public outcry about the problem of homelessness led to the creation of many housing associations.

Despite housing associations and others building hundreds of thousands of homes over the last fifty years, the problem of homelessness has not gone away. Over 50 years on, their work continues to help battle homelessness.

To find out more about Homes for Cathy, visit the Homes for Cathy website.

Education Packs

Hastoe and a number of other associations have come together to produce a Homes for Cathy Education Pack. This pack is one of a number of activities and is designed specifically for young people aged between 11 and 19. Modules can be done as standalone or as part of a set.

Click here to download the pack

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