Home and a Job Art Exhibition

Home And A Job Art Exhibition

Times are hard because the country is in the process of recovering from recession and austerity measures have taken their toll. At times of economic stress it is often the most vulnerable who are blamed for contributing to the problem, as they are seen as being a draw on the nations resources, but also as not willing to contribute to society at large. The Home and a Job projects set out to understand what these changes have meant to the lives of young people affected by homelessness and to challenge homeless stereotypes.



Home and a job’ has tried to put young people at the centre through combining participatory research and an arts project. We wanted to find out from young people about how their lives have been affected in a recovering Britain. 47 young people took part in the research and artwork from across the region, aged 16 – 25 years old, who were living in a range of accommodation with varying degrees of support, including two young people living at home and planning to move to independence.


The findings of the research together with the experiences expressed through art and poetry demonstrate the difficulties young people affected by homelessness face in managing day to day and maintaining hope for the future.


The Arts exhibition, contains visual 3d art as well as abstract and creative writing pieces from the young people involved in the project.


The Artwork was created by young people from  Centrepoint, Community Campus 87, Youth Independence Forum, Home Group and Barnardo’s


The Research and Artwork focussed on 5 key themes:

  • Having enough money to live on
  • Employment
  • Housing
  • Relationships (Family, friends, professional, public)
  • Physical and Mental Wellbeing



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