So for the added online value part of my project I’ve decided to do several things… This blog for starters, then an online survey, a photo gallery and also an infographic. The infographic is arguably the most important part of the online elements as it will provide a lot of hard hitting facts which may shock readers.
The aim of the infographic is to allow readers to contextualise the scheme I’m focusing my project on. It will give them a wider view of the issue and how it affects the population.
I’ve decided to use facts from Thames Reach’s website seeing as I’m using the charity as part of my project.
They also have the most up to date statistics I could find: November 2016.
From their research here’s a few of the statistics I’ve found that might give you an idea of what the infographic will be looking at…
- Over 20,000 people annually are found to be homeless but not in priority need
- 47% of London’s rough sleepers had mental health support needs in the latest quarterly figures
- 8,096 individuals were reported sleeping rough across the course of the year in London, a rise of 7% over last year.
- The hidden homeless (people that we don’t know about) is estimated at 400,000!
And that’s just a taste, there’s plenty more facts that will shock you but you’ll have to wait until the project is published…