Homelessness Awareness Week

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STILL SOMEBODY – Voices for Change

A picture speaks a thousand words, and it’s time we started speaking more openly about the scourge of homelessness.

For over 10 years the Westcourt Centre has worked to highlight Homelessness as part of its ‘Still Somebody – Voices for Change’ initiative. Westcourt Camera Club has worked alongside Rosemount House to create a photographic exhibition which aims to increase understanding of and encourage discussion around the grim reality of homelessness.

Some of the photographs were taken by residents in supported accommodation at Rosemount House while others were produced by camera club members inspired by the testimonies of people with lived experience of homelessness.

To help raise awareness of the magnitude of the issue here, the exhibition includes official statistics. These figures show that homelessness impacts thousands of adults and children right now.

The images you see speak the truth about some of the circumstances and factors that force people into homelessness. Our aim is to stress the scale and scope of the problem and show that it can happen to anyone.

Homelessness Awareness Week (HAW) starting on 4th December is a week of social, educational and awareness raising events which aims to raise awareness of the reality of homelessness in Northern Ireland. Held annually, it seeks to challenge stereotypes around homelessness and highlight the invaluable work of the homelessness sector here. To mark HAW 2023, the Westcourt Centre's 'Still Somebody - Voices for Change' photographic exhibition is on display in the main foyer of the Belfast School of Art in York Street from 4th to 17th December.
Period4 Dec 202317 Dec 2023
Event typeExhibition
LocationBelfastShow on map


  • homelessness
  • Advocacy