Posted on Sep 7, 2019

Newbury Soup Kitchen

We gave out quite a few tents tonight. A few new people came in who have found themselves homeless. They are all aware that the weather is changing and that is frightening for many. Some people have COPD, which will be challenging during the winter months living outside.

It is thought that about 5% of homeless people have a diagnosis of COPD, compared to less than 2% of the general UK population. They’re twice as likely to have asthma, and 5 times as likely to smoke. It is also thought that the longer someone had been homeless, the more likely they were to have breathing problems.

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