In 2016/17 Hope Housing helped around 250 people off the streets of Bradford.
In 2018, 320,000 people were recorded as homeless in Britain. This is a rise of 13,000, or 4%, on 2017 figures and equivalent to 36 new people becoming homeless every day (Shelter 2018).
A total of 4,751 people were counted or estimated by local authorities to be sleeping rough in England on any one night in autumn 2017, representing a 15% increase from the 2016 figure of 4,134 (Homeless Link 2018)
In Bradford in 2015 the number of people rough sleeping had risen by 60% compared to the previous year (Department for Communities and Local Government 2017)
The average life expectancy of rough sleepers is 47 years compared to the national average of 77 years. (Crisis 2017).
Figures, compiled by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism (BIJ) shows there were at least 449 deaths in a 2017 – more than one per day. However these are likely to be a substantial underestimate as no official organisation counts homeless deaths in Britain. A previous investigation by the Guardian found that at least 230 deaths of homeless people were recorded by local authorities in the UK between 2013 and 2017; 69% of deaths were men, 21% were women and no gender was recorded for the remaining 10%. January was the deadliest month, in which at least 33 people died.