Groundswell and Cardboard Citizens are proud to present To Whom it May Concern: a new play and workshop about people’s experiences of the benefits and health systems while facing homelessness.

Drawing on real people’s stories and Groundswell’s research, the play explores the complex connections between welfare, health and homelessness.

To Whom It May Concern follows the story of Diane who is the mother of 14-year-old Ruby. She is evicted from her home and her story follows the multiple and entangled struggles she experiences around her health, accessing benefits and finding support.

Alongside the performance will be a series of workshops running across June and July, providing opportunities come together with people from different sectors; learn more about the complexities of homelessness, health and welfare; and explore solutions to better support people. These free performances and workshops will be of interest to people who work in and around the health and social care sector, welfare services, public services and charity sectors.

Each event will last 2 hours and 30 minutes, with tea, coffee and a selection of cakes provided. Groundswell and Cardboard Citizens will be bringing To Whom It May Concern and its accompanying workshops to Southwark Playhouse, Kiln Theatre, Stanley Arts, and Union Chapel from Friday 17 June to Wednesday 6 July 2022 – find out more about dates and accessibility options by clicking here to head to the event page.

This moving and powerful production has been written by Sophie Ellerby, directed by Stef O’Driscoll and performed by a cast with experience of the issues.

The play and events are part of Groundswell’s ongoing Benefits for Health project, funded by Trust for London.