HELPING THE HOMELESS

THE KIRKSTONE COMMITMENT TO THE HOMELESSNESS CRISIS

 AN INSIGHT INTO HOMELESSNESS

Image by Steve Knutson

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

"To save a life is a real and beautiful thing. To make a home for the homeless, yes, it is a thing that must be good; whatever the world may say, it cannot be wrong."

VINCENT VAN GOGH

SHOCKING FACTS ABOUT HOMELESSNESS IN THE UK

SOURCE | Shelter UK, 2022

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4

Types of homelessness; Rough Sleeping, Temporary Living, Hidden Homelessness, At Risk Of Homelessness

43

Average life expectancy of a homeless women

45

Average life expectancy of a homeless man

274K

people are currently suffering homelessness in the UK

106K

children are currently suffering homelessness in the UK

688

deaths (estimated) due to homelessness throughout England and Wales in 2020

77%

increase in deaths of homeless people since 2016

9 x

more likely to experience suicidal thoughts & take their own life

17 X

more likely to be victims of violent crime

201

1 in 201 people in England suffer homelessness in their lives

9/10

Brits believe that homelessness is a major issue in the UK

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The government has drastically cut funding for the homeless in recent years leaving a £1 billion gap

IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE

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At Kirkstone, we are committed to going above and beyond to help support and solve the homelessness crisis in the UK.

The facts above really showcase the shocking reality of the homeless problem in the UK, and demonstrate the need for more funding and awareness - which Kirkstone hopes to provide in abundance.