The Vision Project

Through a programme of articles, podcasts and events marking DHI's 20th anniversary, we ask experts the question:

How do we achieve our vision to end social exclusion by ensuring that everyone has their basic needs met and is able to thrive by contributing to the richness and wellbeing of their community?

Find out how you can help to end social exclusion.


The Vision Project
DHI launches new podcast

DHI launches new podcast

Sep 19, 2019

“I turned out the light, I laid back in the bed and I thought ‘what happens now?’ Is there another switch to turn off? I have no idea what to do. How do I get to sleep without alcohol?”

People practice using naloxone, the opiate overdose reversal drug.

Drug-related deaths: a public health emergency

Aug 31, 2019

With drug-related deaths at their highest level ever, following a 16% increase in the last year, Jody Clark explores what can be done.

How we can end homelessness

How we can end homelessness

Aug 22, 2019

Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive of Crisis, explains how he thinks the UK can end homelessness, for The Vision Project.

Where have all the activists gone?

Where have all the activists gone?

Jul 28, 2019

Is harm reduction going backwards in the UK, and if so what can we do about it? Nick Wilson explores these ideas for The Vision Project.

Conservative solutions to the housing crisis

Conservative solutions to the housing crisis

Jul 25, 2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg gives a different take on the housing crisis, and how conservative values can help to solve it.

Social exclusion: addressing the causes not just the symptoms

Social exclusion: addressing the causes not just the symptoms

Jul 18, 2019

Should the third sector be speaking up about the policies which make our work harder? John Tizard writes for The Vision Project.

A vision for private rented housing

A vision for private rented housing

Jul 11, 2019

Nick Ballard, National Organiser for ACORN, writes for The Vision Project about how changes to the private rented sector could help end social exclusion.

No one left behind – tackling social exclusion in LGBT communities

No one left behind – tackling social exclusion in LGBT communities

Jun 28, 2019

On the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, which sparked the LGBT rights movement in the USA, Josh Bradlow from Stonewall writes about social exclusion in the LGBT communities.

Taking back control?

Taking back control?

Jun 23, 2019

Three years after the EU referendum, Jeff Mitchell writes for our Vision Project about social exclusion, including how he thinks it was a major factor in the vote for Brexit and how his organisation are helping people take back control of their own lives.

Get your Out of the Shadows print

Get your Out of the Shadows print

Jun 20, 2019

Due to popular demand, we are now selling A3 prints of the beautiful cover of our poetry book.

Families, drugs, alcohol and social exclusion

Families, drugs, alcohol and social exclusion

Jun 05, 2019

A week before our annual Reach Out conference, Vivienne Evans from Adfam writes for DHI's Vision Project about ending social exclusion for the families of people with addiction.