HOMELESSNESS IN BRITAIN
- Almost 600 people died while homeless in England and Wales in 2017.
- The average age of death was just 44 for men and 42 for women, compared with 76 for men and 81 for women among the rest of the population.
- A homeless rough sleeper is 9 times more likely to commit suicide than the average person.
- There has been a 165% increase in Rough Sleeping since 2010.
- 170,000 families and individuals are experiencing the worse forms of homelessness in Britain.
- This is expected to almost double in the next 25 years unless there is change.
- 92 % of Private rents in Britain are unaffordable for single people, couples or small families who receive support through local housing allowance.
- 8,900 people are estimated to be sleeping in tents, cars and public transport in the UK.
- Every year more than 150,000 young people across the UK ask for help with homelessness.
- One in six prisoners report being homeless before they are taken into custody.