Homelessness is becoming more common in today’s society as there are less jobs and an increased population, causing for homelessness percentages to soar up.
Not only is homelessness in Bournemouth increasing, but the epidemic of sleeping rough is increasing nationally. Statistics being published have shown in incline in the number of rough sleepers within the United Kingdom. Homless.org.uk, show further studies that the South East had an incline of 85% of homelessness in the region.
Figures published by homeless.org.uk have shown that there are an estimated 4,134 people sleeping rough on any one night.
It is imperative that the homelessness crisis be sorted soon as, homelessness is one of the mains causes of death on the streets. As sleeping rough can lead to starvation, dehydration or even dying from the low English temperatures at night.
Studies have shown that not only is the South East in the majority of the homelessness within the United Kingdom, but London also holds a higher percentage in the number of rough sleepers. It’s shown that the youth of the homeless are to be more at risk of death on the streets, as they have an average death of 47 years old. Whereas women who are homeless have a death expectancy of 44 years of age.
Numbers of the homeless in the United Kingdom are not showing any signs of slowing down, as the 1,769 figures of rough sleepers in 2010; compared to the 4,134 figures of rough sleepers in 2016, only further prove that homelessness is a major topic that needs to be addressed.