At our fund raising meal last Friday we invited each table to participate in a homeless quiz by way of an ice breaker.
The good news for me (the quiz master) is no-one got all the questions right but one table got 9/10 and won a prize. While doing quizzes like this is meant to be, in part at least, for fun, the issues raised are deadly serious. My challenge is have a go (no cheating) and when you are finished click on the link below for the answers:
- On any one night, how many people sleep rough in England?
- On any one night, how many people sleep rough in Southend?
- How much percentage wise has UK homelessness increased since 2010?
- What is the average age of death for men and women who are homeless?
- Name the 7 shelters taking part this year’s Southend CWNS program?
- What are the main problems that make it harder to help homeless people?
- What are the main reasons for people becoming homeless?
- What are the main obstacles to getting homeless people accommodated?
- Name the main organization plus one other that help the homeless in Southend?
- What percentage of rough sleepers are: a. women, b. under 25?
So here is the link to the answers. Given it will be unfair to expect spot on figures, generous latitude (10% either way) is allowed when a number is asked for and, when there were several answers, one main one is accepted. Finally, having seen that homelessness is a big issue affecting many, consider how you might help. Looking for ideas? then why not read my homeless e-book (click here)?