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Today is World Health Day. To mark the day we have produced a film that looks at the inequalities between homeless people and those who are housed.
Did you know that the life expectancy of men and women who are homeless is 43 – 47 years old?
30 years younger than those who are housed.
Our short film shows a rare insight into the lives of people who are using our services at First Base Day Centre, the health issues they are facing and what First Base is doing to help.
World Health Day is a good opportunity for us to focus on the work that we do every day to help people who are homeless to prioritise their health, something that is not always easy for people living on the streets to do.
Simon Hughes, First Base Operational Manager