At This Works we believe everybody needs a safe night’s sleep, in their own bed, in their own place to call home. Now more than ever, we are aware that for so many this is not the case, with over 65,000 families with children in Britain currently homeless. Every 11 minutes another family joins this number.
We’re proud to be working once more with Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity, to raise funds in support of their vision of achieving a safe, secure and affordable home for everyone.
why it matters
We believe that everyone deserves a safe space to sleep. That's why for every limited edition 250ml deep sleep pillow spray we sell in 2019, we're donating £1 to Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity.
In recent research into the impact of homelessness and housing problems on mental health*** Shelter revealed the damaging overlap between housing and poor mental health.
- 1 in 5 adults across England have suffered mental health problems due to a housing problem in the last five years.
- 21% of people surveyed said they had experienced issues such as anxiety, depression and panic attacks due to housing pressures.
-1 in 6 people said the pressure of housing problems had also affected their physical health, with some reporting symptoms such as hair loss, nausea, exhaustion, dizzy spells and headaches..
- 69% of people who had experienced housing problems in the last five years such as poor conditions, struggling to pay the rent or being threatened with eviction, reported a negative impact on their mental health.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through their advice, support and legal services. And they campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to them for help. They are here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. Find out more at shelter.org.uk.
Registered charity in England and Wales (263710) and in Scotland (SC002327).
** Department for Communities and Local Government, ‘Homelessness Statistics’, Scottish Government, ‘Homelessness Statistics’, StatsWales, ‘Homelessness’
** Registered charity in England and Wales (263710) and in Scotland (SC002327).
***The impact of housing problems on mental health, Shelter April 2017