Since 2010, homelessness within London has only increased and the outcomes associated with homelessness, particularly rough or street sleeping, haven't improved and are still extremely poor.

Many individuals facing homelessness experience mental health problems and substance misuse problems, as well as physical health problems as a result of the conditions in which they have been living. Complex needs may also include:

  • domestic/sexual violence
  • trauma 
  • relationship breakdowns
  • offending
  • violence

Life expectancy in those who face homelessness was found to be as low, on average, as 47 for men and even lower for women. The complexity of being homeless and having a number of needs to address is incredibly overwhelming and often individuals feel disheartened when seeking help.

However, wherever people may have come from and whatever their history, our Supported Housing project works with each person as an individual, providing support and guidance to address their needs, take control and move forwards with their lives in a positive manner. 

Factoring in all of the different support needs of our residents, our staff work with external agencies and organisations within the local community, building positive pathways to appropriate services, which priorities our residents welfare, safety and wellbeing.