Homeless in Britain, new report


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From British daily The Morning Star:

Homeless people left out in the cold

Thursday 03 December 2009

by Will Stone

Rough sleepers are being let down by a systematic failure to recognise the connection between mental illness and homelessness according to a new report out on Thursday.

According to research carried out by homeless charity St Mungo’s, out of 300 rough sleepers now living in its hostels, 69 per cent have mental health issues while 61 per cent have both mental health and drug problems.

The report Down and Out? is the final instalment of the charity’s research connecting mental health and substance misuse.

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