According to the housing charity Shelter, last year (2018) 320,000 people in Britain were recorded as homeless. The figures have risen by 13,000, or 4%, equivalent to 36 new people becoming homeless every day.
Being homeless is hard to comprehend, especially at Christmas. Ex-service men can find life extremely challenging and some end up on the streets, due to mental health, financial or family problems.
According to the Sun newspaper ‘a staggering 16,000 British war heroes are living on the streets or in prison'.
Joe, Army Veteran (via SAAFA)
“I was sleeping in the park for a bit but none of my family knew about that. I think it’s a pride thing. If your head’s not in the right place it’s hard to ask for help”.
So, here are Layton’s Premier Properties, we are doing our bit to help.
How you can help
We are looking for any spare unwanted sleeping bags, blankets, coats, hats, gloves, Christmas food in easy to open wrappers and dog food is also welcome. We would love it if you can drop items off at our office, next to Waitrose, any Saturday from 9 till 12. The deadline is Saturday 14th December.
We will take all the items we receive down to #Brighton and personally distribute them to the homeless.