11 January 2010

People are dying on our streets

For anyone who is reading this blog, the chances are that cold weather is nothing more than an inconvenience. But for the homeless it can be a killer. According to the charity Emmaus:
For those who live on our streets, every night is a battle, often with sub-zero temperatures, wind, snow, sleet or rain. The average life expectancy of a homeless person in the UK is just 42 years – 32 years less than the average for a male. The fact is this: people are dying on our streets.

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