In the UK statistics vary, though councils reported that in 2019 around 25,000 people were thought to be sleeping rough. This is the most acute outcome for those without a home. The charity Shelter estimates over 320,000 are homeless, a figure which includes those in temporary accommodation, or ‘couch surfers’. Homelessness has a dramatic impact on health and wellbeing, employment and even life expectancy.

The OKEachDay service can be provided to those who are homeless in temporary accommodation. Being able to check on the wellbeing of some of the most vulnerable members of our society on a daily basis means we can get help for those most at risk, or whose health is deteriorating, much more quickly.

Sometimes those in temporary shelters move on in order to seek work or to stay elsewhere, and can do so with little or no notice. The OKEachDay service identifies any property that has been vacated or abandoned. With a waiting list of those in need of this accommodation, the property can be offered to a new person as soon as it is made available.

The messaging service can prove to be the easiest way to reach a person in this position – especially for those without any personal telephony. Providers of these properties can notify the residents of updates to benefits, case worker meetings, staffing changes, employment opportunities and so on.

To find out more about how OKEachDay can help call us on 0808 208 1234 or email contact@alertacall.com.

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