Homeless History of Newcastle
More than 170,000 families and individuals across Britain are experiencing the worst forms of homelessness. That includes people sleeping on the streets, sofa-surfing or in other dangerous situations. Rough sleeping alone is estimated to have increased by 169% since 2010. Newcastle is no exception to these shocking statistics.
‘Missing Pieces’ was a unique and captivating exhibition exploring the Homeless History of Newcastle and wider issues around homelessness in Britain. The exhibition was a Heritage Lottery funded project bringing Crisis Skylight members who have experienced homelessness together with project lead and historian Kristopher McKie and museum curator David Wright in the search for stories and evidence from the city’s past.