By Ellie-Louise Style, Daniela Cardoso, Martelle Kumar, Milena Puolamaki and Daisy Doig
London has seen a 37% increase in rough sleepers, but why is it more dangerous if you’re a female rough sleeper?
It is much more common for members of the public to witness more male rough sleepers than female in London. The reasons for this vary. One of them being the risk of female rough sleepers being sexual abused is higher, leading to more women being forced to seek shelter. This has lead to many people overlooking the struggles that homeless women face. The aim of this documentary has been to give insight to the women’s lives and highlight their struggles, therefore giving wider understanding of the lives of female rough sleepers to members of the public. Hopefully this will encourage more members of the public to offer their support to the female rough sleepers around the UK.
You can watch the video just below: