The gift of cover from the winter cold

It’s the most basic and obvious aspect of being homeless, but yet it’s often the most misunderstood. The number of people sleeping rough (i.e. on the streets) rose by 40% this year, and that’s just the homelessness we can see – there’s thousands more without a roof to call their own. The UK now ranks 20th out of 28 countries classified as having a broken housing market, with home out of reach not only for the poor, but the middle-class as well.

Finland has proved the theory that we truly do need shelter first – they’re the only country in europe who’s homeless population decreased in recent years. By giving someone the ‘gift’ of shelter – you’re giving people the chance at having a reliable home, and only then can they start to build the other aspects of their life.

Buy shelter for £15