The explosive rise of people dwelling in tents in Cardiff City Centre making news both locally and on a national scale is an important and welcome change – this is a difficult conversation, but one we cannot postpone any longer.
In these unusual times, there seems to be an increased impact on disadvantaged communities. In a recent article, the Mayor of London stated that coronavirus ‘is discriminating – targeting the elderly, those with underlying health conditions and BAME communities’ with ‘poor health often a product of inadequate housing, overcrowding and poverty’. However, does public housing really have a detrimental impact on the well-being of communities?