Building a Future on Solid Foundations

Accepted | Respected | Restored

We are a social action project delivering a supportive community to those who previously had no home, with the aim of sustainable independent living.

The Dwelling Place is an independent Charitable Incorporated Organisation (1164606)
whose registered address is The Sarum Hill Centre, Sarum Hill, Basingstoke RG21 8SR.

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Key Stats

Not having a home can make it harder for individuals to find a job, stay healthy and maintain relationships.

Relationship breakdown is the main reason people give for losing their home but is there more to the story? Some factors and experiences can make people more vulnerable to homelessness: these include Job loss, poor physical health, mental health problems, alcohol and drugs issues, bereavement, experience of care, and experience of the criminal justice system.

6%
of homeless people are in employment
72%
of homeless people face mental health issues
56%
have long term physical health issues
26%
of homeless people use drugs

Cost of Homelessness

A&E visit
the average cost of an A&E visit is £147; 4 out of 10 experiencing homelessness have used A&E in last six month
Per arrest
£1,668 is the average cost per arrest; 7 out of 10 homeless ex-offenders are reconvicted within one year
of a homeless person
£26, 000 is the estimated average cost of a homeless person each year to public purse
£1 billion is the estimated annual cost of homelessness
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