© 2012 The Friends of the Homeless in Fareham and Gosport, Aspect House, Westbury
Road, Fareham, Hants PO16 7XU - Charity Registration No. 1041277
The Fareham and Gosport Basics Bank is a project run by The Friends of the Homeless
in Fareham and Gosport
The life expectancy of someone who sleeps rough is 42 years.
(The national average for males is 74, females is 79)
165,000 households are classed as
homeless in England.
That is 400,000 individuals.
Homeless charity Crisis say that homelessness is …..
"the problem faced by people who lack a place to live that is supportive, affordable,
decent and secure.”
The homeless charity Shelter say that….
“To be without a home is unacceptable. It is degrading and damaging to individuals
and the community and has enormous social and economic costs for us all.”
The Church of England say that a home is….… “a place where people can
grow and make choices”
Across the country, at least two thousand people
sleep rough every night.
Whilst most people would believe that the largest UK homeless population are in London,
two thirds of all people sleeping rough are outside of the capital.