Project E.Y.E highlights the awareness of the unacceptable situation of homeless in the U.K: – this deplorable position must cease. ProjectE.Y.E and the 2020 Initiative will endeavour to make this happen.
The UK as in most countries in the world has a major problem with housing.
We are the fifth wealthiest nation on earth and in 2020 still have this problem.
If people live in poor accommodation they will be seriously disadvantaged in their need for gainful employment and of course life skills and their own independence, this situation will hinder them in making any contribution to their communities and society in general.
How We Plan To Help
We at present are developing various projects which will enable us to provide appropriate housing for vulnerable adults and for the homeless people of our society. We are striving to fill the void of housing for ex-offenders, victims of domestic abuse and those that need safe refuge to live.
The projects that we are carrying out will be nationwide and to make this happen we will be working with NGOs ,local councils and likeminded charities who will understand the needs that are present today regarding the legislation and can assist in helping those in need to rebuild their lives and go forward with a better future. We will work in the present legislation and push to alleviate the suffering and stress to people caused by the acute shortage of living accommodation.
The failure of the system is highlighted by the statistics published in the following acts:
- The Care act 2014.
- The Universal Credit Regulation.
- Housing Benefit Regulations.
- The Homelessness Reduction Act.
The shortage of housing in the UK is dire.
It is estimated that of the 25 million homes in England ,Social Housing represents some 17 % of this amount .
The occupancy levels of all the Social Housing is circa 97% with default levels of under 0.8%.
Owning to the vulnerability of the client base payments of rents come directly sponsored by The Central Government through Local Government and The DWP.
Ex-offenders accommodation is a major concern and problem.
The present prisoner population of the UK is running at around 87.000, of which approximately 29.000 leave prison per year as ex-offenders and require accommodation countrywide.
Approximately 1 in every 5 people who contact the Homelessness Services are either ex-offenders or people being monitored by The Probation Services.
The link between domestic abuse and homelessness is clear and on the rise and this must be stopped by society, in the year 2020 this is not acceptable.
The devastating situation with the Corona Virus and the hardship it has brought on has highlighted the Domestic Abuse that people suffer all the time.
It has been stated that Domestic Abuse has risen by 48% since the isolation has begun, this is intolerable and the fear that people feel in their homes is very real. We need the Government to do more on this appalling situation and it must be treated as a priority.