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
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.

DHI Poetry Book on sale now!

DHI Poetry Book on sale now!

May 31, 2019

'Out of the Shadows', our 20th anniversary poetry anthology, is now available. Buy yours today!

Building Bristol as an inclusive city of hope

Building Bristol as an inclusive city of hope

May 29, 2019

Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees, writes for DHI's Vision Project about how he is trying to end social exclusion in Bristol.

How do we help today's young people with substance misuse?

How do we help today's young people with substance misuse?

May 13, 2019

Phil Harris writes for The Vision Project about how we can help young people today using evidence, and recognising changing patterns of drug and alcohol use.

Social care: a positive option

Social care: a positive option

May 03, 2019

Amanda Deeks, retiring Chief Executive of South Gloucestershire Council, gives her perspective on the challenges facing social care.

From cruelty to care - drug policy that promotes social inclusion

From cruelty to care - drug policy that promotes social inclusion

Apr 25, 2019

Danny Kushlick gives his take on social exclusion for The Vision Project, putting forward the case for legal regulation of drugs.

How should we be housing people in later life?

How should we be housing people in later life?

Apr 15, 2019

Kevan Forde, Head of Innovation for Anchor Hanover housing association, gives his personal take on how we can help older people today.