sleep rough

Sleep News Special Report || A month’s worth of Homeless ‘Right To Sleep’ coverage

December 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

The homeless "right to sleep" is both a human and a civil right. Yet homelessness is a global problem of epidemic proportion, with so many innocent people criminalized for being poor. A place to sleep for those without a roof (which includes people who actually have jobs and are working, as well as entire families with nowhere to go) has become impossible to find for untold thousands. The odds of these people turning their lives around become slimmer the longer they "sleep rough," yet getting adequate sleep may be one of the most critical basic needs that could help them. [...]

You asked SHC… about sleeping rough

November 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

"Sleeping rough" is a British reference to being homeless. People sleeping on the streets may make privileged people uncomfortable, but the reality is that homeless living puts them at much higher risk for a variety of problems that a simple and safe space for sleeping can deter. [...]