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Letter: 'Everybody In' to end homelessness with Crisis

Date published: 11 July 2018


Dear Editor,

Homelessness is an increasingly urgent issue across Great Britain.

There are currently 236,000 homeless people across Great Britain, and 8,200 across Wales, who are stuck in unsafe and unstable places, such as hostels and night shelters, sofas and kitchen floors, night buses and tents, or even out on the streets.

The average age of death for a homeless person is just 47.

With enough political will, homelessness can be ended.

Crisis has published a plan: www.crisis.org.uk/EndHomelessness that shows the solutions that can end homelessness once and for all.

The ‘Everybody In’ campaign is calling on all political parties to commit to ending homelessness for good.

People lose their homes for a variety of reasons.

Rising pressure from high rents and low pay, or a sudden life event like losing a job or family breakdown, can quickly force people into homelessness.

It doesn’t need to be like this.

Homeless charity Crisis has asked people to join its ‘Everybody In’ campaign, and ask their MP to pledge their support for ending homelessness for good.

Concerned readers of Rochdale Online can do this at:

https://campaigns.crisis.org.uk/page/24880/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=fwd

Thank you.

Yours,

Andrew Wastling

The views expressed are those of the author of the letter and not those of Rochdale Online.

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