S1E6 - No Fixed Abode: Life and Death Among the UK's Forgotten Homeless by Maeve McClenaghan

1 year ago

Episode Notes

This week's episode is a discussion of No Fixed Abode by Maeve McClenaghan. No Fixed Abode starts with a simple question: How many homeless people are dying in the UK every year?

What follows is a thorough investigation of homelessness policies, the people on the frontline trying to help those seeking support, and the stories of the homeless themselves. Our discussion covers Maeve's compassionate approach to journalism, the rage-inducing details of a system close to collapse, and how the book has an ultimately hopeful conclusion. It doesn't have to be this way.

As we come out of lockdown this is a timely reminder not to forget the most vulnerable in our society.

About the author:

Maeve McClenaghan is an award-winning investigative journalist at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and founder of the popular, critically-acclaimed podcast, The Tip Off. She has led investigations for BBC radio, the Guardian and Buzzfeed UK. Maeve has won the Bar Council's Legal Reporting Award, the innovation awards at the British Journalism Awards and the European Press Prize. She has also been a finalist for four Amnesty Media Awards, the Paul Foot Award and the Orwell Prize in 2016 and 2018.

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