Homelessness in the UK with Amy Varle

Amy Varle checks in from Manchester, England to discuss social housing, homeless pet policies, COVID-19 and her own journey from homelessness to Number 10 Downing Street.

  • Amy Varle from Manchester, England is one of the most brilliant entrepreneurs and homelessness experts in the UK
  • She is a leading voice and advocate for Housing First
  • In 2016, Amy was awarded a travelling fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust
  • She published “Social Property Investment : Pioneering strategies for 21st century homelessness prevention and response”
  • On 25 January 2018, she presented her report to Prime Minister Theresa May
  • Amy herself was made homeless at the age of 16 as a result of family issues
    • She lived, for ten months, in a hostel for young people, before being found a council flat
    • Her experience led Varle to work in a housing and homelessness role in local government
  • You can contact Amy at https://www.amyvarle.co.uk
  • Amy’s Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Varle