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Rob Johnstone is in his thirties and arrived at the Salvation Army's Ipswich hostel in 2005. He puts his problems down to his struggles with alcohol addiction.
He's got a roof over his head, does voluntary work and has been getting support to deal with his problems, but it's not a permanent home for him. He's hoping to get a housing association flat which will get him off the homeless statistics.
In his film he talks frankly and honestly about his problems and his optimism.
You can also watch a film made the hostel manager Peter Green by clicking on the 'Video Nation: Hostel boss' link on the right>>
In 1966, the BBC showed Ken Loach's film "Cathy Come Home." It dramatised the plight of a couple who slip through the welfare state net and become homeless. It directly led to the creation of the charity Shelter.
In 2006, the BBC commemorated the 40th anniversary of "Cathy Come Home" with the "No Home" campaign.
last updated: 21/05/2008 at 12:33
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