According to official figures, the number of people facing homelessness has increased from 86,240 in June 2019 to 98,300 in June 2020 by 14% With the current global crisis and economic instability, these numbers are likely to go up creating scores of new people at risk of homelessness.”
1 in every 200 people in the UK has to face some form of homelessness. Being deprived of the bare necessities of life takes its toll on a person’s mental and physical well-being. Homeless people are 9 times more likely to take their own life as compared to an average person!
This year, with unemployment rates at the highest that have been in the past three years, the number of people that are suffering has skyrocketed. For many families, this means being unable to pay their heating bills, going to bed hungry and being too ashamed to ask for help.