Nottingham has a population of over 300,000 people. It is a vibrant city with a relatively young population, however it has issues of deprivation which have lead to increasing risk of homelessness in the City.
Some recent stats from the Nottinghamshire Homeless Watch 2014:
- 536 households presented as homeless
- The number of people discharged from hospital as homeless is the highest it has been in 5 years
- 178 were children (over 1 in 5 households, 22%)
- The main reason for homelessness was rent arrears (20%)
- There has been a steady increase in the age of rough sleepers (39% were over 40)
- The most common support need identified was mental health (24%)
- The Nottinghamshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JNSA) stated that Nottingham has higher levels of mental ill-health problems compared to the national population of England and the homeless have a 5.3 fold increased risk of developing a mental health problem.
- Homeless people with mental health needs were more than twice as likely to have physical health needs
- 1 in 4 of those presenting with a mental health support need have experienced homelessness on more than 3 occasions
- Only 46% of those with mental health needs were receiving any support for this need
Hope into Action currently runs 5 houses in Nottingham each linked with a local church housing four tenants.
If you would like to be considered for a place in one of our houses or know someone who would please contact us on 0115 8242196.
- St Saviours
- Christ Church Chilwell
- Eagle’s Nest Church