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Sanctuary for Yorkshire's rural homeless during the pandemic – photo essay

Photographer Joanne Coates looks at the hidden crisis of rural homelessness. She provides an unexpected story of hope during the global crisis and a focus on the problems of those who could easily have been forgotten in the pandemic. In log cabins nestled in the heart of tranquility five men recount how they got there

The Yorkshire Dales are known for picturesque countryside, wild heather moorland, dry stone walls, hay meadows and pretty villages. Rural homelessness is not what springs to mind. House prices in the national park average just over £317,000, more than double than in the wider region. Last year rural communities saw a rise in homelessness from 9,312 to 17,212. These areas are often considered to be affluent.

I asked Adam what he misses the most. He looks at me and then at the ground … 'My one-year-old son'

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