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Homelessness – Facts & Statistics

We thought we’d share some of the statistics we’ve unearthed about homelessness, and in particular London’s homeless crisis.  

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homeless people slept on London’s Streets in 2015, more than double the number for 2010.*
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Just 13% of Londoners feel enough is being done to tackle homelessness.*
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25% of England’s homeless people are in Westminster. People are often drawn to central London because of opportunities and the prospect of starting their lives afresh.**
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In the first 3 quarters of 2015 – 23,178 homeless applications were made to London Local Authorities.***
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Rough sleeping in England is up 55% in 5 years due to shortages of housing, and the ongoing effects of the economic downturn.**
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The average life expectancy of a homeless person is just 47 years, 30 years below the UK national average ****
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A homeless rough sleeper is 35 times more likely to commit suicide than the average person.****

 

Source

* Centrepoint

** The Connection

*** Homeless Link

**** StreetsOfLondon

 

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