No Fixed Abode is a construction skills centre that seeks to provide realistic solutions for hidden and marginalised victims of the UK’s housing crisis.
The impact of this, compounded by rising house prices and an increased cost of living, means millions are left without homes fit for habitation, or worse, without even an address; deprived of essential local services and separated from their communities.
Offering sheltered accommodation for people experiencing homelessness, basic domestic facilities not usually found on houseboats, a retrofit education and construction workshop and a community café for local social housing tenants, No Fixed Abode seeks to facilitate new relationships and strengthen existing ones, improving access, providing knowledge and creating greater social cohesion between transient groups and the local environment.
As a pilot project, the scheme occupies a local space where these user groups converge, ultimately hoping to create a legacy for improved living standards, domestic security and stewardship within deprived and marginalised groups.
Regent’s Row, Hackney