Homes for Cathy September Newsletter

19th September 2016

Tyne Housing Association is proud to be a member of the ‘Homes for Cathy’ group – a national alliance of 20 housing associations helping to raise awareness of the continuing needs of homeless people.

Tyneside Cinema and Tyne Housing Association present Cathy Come Home (PG): 50 Years Later

The group was set up in the 1960’s following the ‘Cathy Come Home’ BBC television drama in 1966.  This November marks the 50th anniversary of the production that highlighted the plight of a homeless family and inspired people to form housing associations.

The play, directed by Ken Loach, led to a public outcry about the problem of homelessness.  The country united and people came together – often in partnership with their local churches – to form housing associations in their communities to provide homes for homeless people.

Tyne Housing Association are planning some local initiatives in the lead up to the anniversary celebrations in November and more information will be announced on our website.

You can view a copy of the latest Home for Cathy Newsletter here.