Last year, 34,100 homeless applications for homelessness assistance were made in Scotland and Dumfries and Galloway has seen some of the biggest increase in homelessness applications in the past year.
Through my research and meetings with Shelter Scotland it was apparent that homelessness was not just an urban issue. This led me to uncover the hidden stories within the area. I wanted to challenge the social stigma that individuals have with homelessness and to shed some light on problems faced within rural housing.
I worked closely with two Shelter Scotland representatives, Sue and Roz, to visit various Shelter Scotland service users. Working in partnership with them, I documented the work that they do to create a Shelter Scotland photographic exhibition, which will tour throughout their 50th year.