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"Some people are more at risk of being pushed into homelessness than others. People in low paid jobs, living in poverty and poor quality or insecure housing are more likely to experience homeless...."
The average age of homeless men is between 36 and 45 years old. The average age of death for people experiencing homelessness is 45. People sleeping on the street are almost 17 times more likely to have been victims of violence. More than one in three people sleeping rough have been deliberately hit or kicked or experienced some other form of violence whilst homeless.
Homeless people are over nine times more likely to take their own life than the general population. People become homeless for lots of different reasons. There are social causes of homelessness, such as a lack of affordable housing, poverty and unemployment; and life events which push people into homelessness. Many people become homeless because they can no longer afford the rent.
And for many, life events like a relationship breaking down, losing a job, mental or physical health problems, or substance misuse put people under considerable strain. Being homeless can, in turn, make many of these problems even harder to resolve. However, in nearly all cases homelessness is preventable and in every case, it can be ended.
Cases are expected to rise sharply in the next 2 years as the COVID-19 pandemic begins to have repercussions on our economy and what that means for jobs, property prices and increase in goods, such as foods and utilities. An increase in mental health cases un the UK could mean a recipe for a national crisis.
COOL CARTER will donate 5% of your order value to homeless charities in the UK (CRISIS & SHELTER).
You can also donate a £1 directly by purchasing individual pledge below through the website. All donations go directly to the social causes.