The Charity Film Awards (en)
  • Sally Phillips

A Lived Experience of Homelessness

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A series of new community films – supported by Healthwatch Dorset – have been produced by Bournemouth University to help inform students in Dorset studying health and social care.

The films include this personal story from Matt, who discusses his journey into rough sleeping and substance use. His perspective provides a powerful insight into how unexpected life events can create a pathway into homelessness which then proves difficult to move beyond.

Matt details how his health deteriorated during the years he spent rough sleeping, and how substance use during this time further compromised his wellbeing. He also shares how the support he has accessed through local charity Hope Housing has enabled him to find stability and a new direction.

Louise Bate, Manager at Healthwatch Dorset, said: “We’re thrilled we could help support these films, which provide such a valuable insight into real people’s lives and help to inform and educate those who are training in the health and social care sector.”

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