Most of us enjoy the warmer days, but for young people sleeping rough, a heatwave brings only misery – and danger.
Hot weather has killed over 2,500 people in England over the past 3 years* – and homeless young people are among those most at risk.
With little or no access to water, shade, sun cream, refrigerated food or basic sanitation, they cannot follow the usual tips to stay well during hot weather. Many suffer dehydration, severe sunburn and heat exhaustion. They also suffer the humiliation of being unable to wash. And with lighter, longer days, the risk of violence and abuse on the streets is constant.
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*Source: London School of Economics via Mirror Online, 27 June 2019