Homelessness is about more than just sleeping on the streets – there are many ways someone can be defined as homeless, and many reasons why people end up in that situation. But the one thing that homeless people have in common is a lack of personal space and somewhere to call their own.
A home provides a safe sanctuary, stability and peace of mind, and without this many homeless people feel isolated, vulnerable and trapped. Unfortunately homelessness has continued to increase, and as a result, the work of charities like Caritas Anchor House becomes ever more vital.
If you are homeless or at risk of homelessness, please click here.
You can be considered homeless if you are:
- living somewhere where you have no legal right to stay, such as in a squat or rough sleeping
- at risk of violence or abuse in your home
- living in very overcrowded conditions
- living in poor conditions that affect your health
- staying in a hostel or nightshelter
- temporarily staying with friends or family