Tackling the problem of homelessness
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October 10 marks World Homeless Day – the purpose of the day is to raise awareness of the needs of homeless people and get everyone involved in helping reduce homelessness.
Homelessness continues to be one of the most troubling social problems in the UK with the number of people without somewhere to call home on the increase.
Having somewhere safe, stable and comfortable to live whilst you get back on your feet is crucial. Having suitable accommodation is vital to building the foundations for a successful and healthy life and a roof over your head is central for you to be able to reach your personal goals.
Take a look at how having a roof over their heads has helped some of our customers move forward with their lives…
Tom Devey, 22, from Perton in Staffordshire became homeless at the young age of 16. He said: "My stepdad had just moved in and we really didn't get on - we were at each other's throats every day." Hear Tom’s story here.
With no stable future for their soon-to-be-born daughter, Bromford provided Kirsty and Richard a lifeline, offering them an opportunity to move into flagship young families scheme Hobart Road. This is their story…
10 years ago, Sam and Dye were both heavily pregnant, and both on the brink of homelessness. Hear their stories here.
Oli describes being homeless as ‘bleak’ but things are turning around now – Here is his story.
Please take the time to read the thoughts of of these bloggers who have written about the effects of homelessness from personal experience:
18 and homeless by Sarah Sayce
The other side of the street by Donna Smith
It could happen to me by Paul Stirling