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50 years on from Cathy Come Home and housing associations are needed more than ever

50 years on from Cathy Come Home and housing associations are needed more than ever

Wandle Chief Executive : Tracey Lees This November marked the 50th anniversary of Ken Loach’s gritty 1966 drama, Cathy Come Home. The film put British society under the microscope and changed the game forever. To mark the occasion, Wandle has been hosting film screenings here in our office. The reaction, especially from many younger colleagues who had never seen the film before and are renting in the private sector, was one of disgust but also familiarity. It is shocki...

HA founders return to mark Cathy Come Home 50th

HA founders return to mark Cathy Come Home 50th

Two founders of Shepherds Bush Housing Group, with 170 years between them, returned to where they started the group, to mark the 50th anniversary of Cathy Come Home Shepherds Bush Housing Group welcomed back two of its founding members as part of a series of events for Homes for Cathy. The Rev John Asbridge, aged 90, former vicar of St Stephen’s Church in Shepherds Bush and his curate Wilfrid Wood, aged 80, who went on to become Britain’s first black bishop, were guests at an e...

BCHA Chairman Peter Hoyle talks about Cathy Come Home

BCHA Chairman Peter Hoyle talks about Cathy Come Home

We caught up with BCHA Chairman Peter Hoyle to talk about how about Cathy Come Home inspired him to start a career in the housing sector. Watch his video to find out more. ...

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‘Homes for Cathy’ Partners

Arches Housing
Axiom
BCHA
Brighter Futures
Broadland Housing Group
Bromford
CCHA
Connect Housing
Family Mosaic
Hastoe Group
Hightown Housing Association
Leeds and Yorkshire Housing Association
North Star
Shepherds Bush Housing Group
South Yorkshire Housing Association
St Vincents Housing Association
Tyne Housing Association