Homelessness – understanding the
Explaining the world of homelessness to supporters, funders and friends
is an important task for everybody working with homeless people and there are
two frequently asked questions which, understandably, arise time after time.
a) What are the reasons for people becoming homeless?
b) How many homeless people are there?
The attached document covers the second of these questions. We have all taken
part in confusing conversations about homelessness statistics. Measuring
the size of the problem is not a simple exercise and the different figures
referred to can often lead to the listener feeling baffled and bewildered. Hopefully the attached article goes some way to clarifying the figures that
are frequently used, as well as illuminating the ones that are rarely