Wisdom From Behind Closed Doors by Joe Cook

Mayday Trust originally carried out Wisdom from Behind Closed Doors to deeply listening to people living in supported housing, sleeping rough and sofa-surfing. What we were told is informing the development of a whole new approach to providing accommodation to people experiencing tough times. Now, the super talented spoken word artist, Joe Cook, has interpreted these experiences and transformed them into an inspiring poem and short film that reflects some of the harsh realities that many people currently face in supported accommodation.

A special thanks to all those who gave up their time and contributed to making this video, including Vafa Motamedi and Chris Neophytou who did an incredible job filming and editing.

Shout out to The GAP Arts Project, The Mix Community Cafe, The Old Printworks,Scrapstore,Goosensei and Lexia Tomlinson