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New survey lists homeless woes

September 26 2009
Half of those surveyed had health problems ranging from mental illness and alcohol abuse to the many cases of easily treatable diseases St Mungo's released the results of their biggest survey of the homeless in November, and listed their problems, particular amongst more mature rough sleepers. The survey is their response to forecasts of a severe winter. Amongst the statistics specified in the report are the facts that 50 per cent of London's homeless have been so for more than two years, with around 30 per cent being homeless for more than 5 years. Physically, 50 per cent surveyed had health problems ranging from mental illness and alcohol abuse to the many cases of easily treatable diseases such as bronchitis, pneumonia and trench foot.
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