Latest BBC report on the numbers of Homelessness
Locally in Reading it does appear that there are lots of homeless people, but it is important to note that many of those begging on the streets are not sleeping rough. Many are simply begging for drugs money but have a room to go back to.
Why are people homeless?
We are often asked why people are homeless/rough-sleeping.
We usually answer, “It’s complicated”, because every individual is exactly that, an individual.
“Making Every Adult Matter” have just published some findings.
As the article linked below suggests, some are simply homeless, some have mental health issues, some are misusing substances, some have a criminal history and some have all three.
Click on the link to take you to the “Making Every Adult Matter“ website.