How widespread is homelessness in the UK? What are the underlying forces that cause it? What are homeless like? What is anyone doing about the situation? And what can you or I do to help?
In Our Hands challenges the stereotype of homelessness, and strives to bring stark clarity to the state of the issue in the UK. Whilst plugging a whole of curiosity for some, others will find it a catalyst for action after seeing better where help is needed and how much.
Through evidence based narrative, retold experiences from speaking to homeless shelter users, interviews with activists from the homelessness scene, and insights from companies lending their weight to the issue, a holistic picture is brought forth about the world of homelessness in the UK like never before.
Perspectives from this world are typically from one segment or another, and the process to fetch these perspectives of each segment quite time consuming.
In Our Hands brings you the full picture, rooted in hard facts, and encourages reflection whilst travelling the journey between the pages. By the time you put the book down, you’ll have acquired years’ worth of experiences, thoughts, and data from the UK’s homelessness scene in less than 200 pages. The entertainment factor is an accidental bonus.
Featuring contributions from The Upper Room, Charlie Bigham’s, Nando’s UK, Whole Foods Market UK, Finlay Brewers, and interviews with activists Joshua Coombes, and Mark Harvey. Enjoy discovering what you really think about homelessness.
65% of the profits raised from sales is donated to the charity The Upper Room, who inspired the author to write the book.