Throughout this project there has been several documentaries and articles in the news about homeless issues and some of these have been heavily focused on the crisis in Manchester. Every homeless person has a different story. Through my time spent chatting to the homeless on the street and watching these documentaries I have found that many of the homeless weren't addicted to drugs before finding themselves on the streets. It was the streets that made them addicted and made them rely on drugs to get by.
Homeless people are more likely to suffer from a range of health problems including substance misuse, mental health problems, and physical health problems including skin, bone, joint and muscle problems, liver disease and respiratory illness, and the average life expectancy for a rough sleeper is between 43 and 47 years.