The Bad Experience of Staying in a Homeless Shelter
Not having a home to go to is a terrible experience for anyone. Living on the street comes with many discomforts and uncertainties. The UK has been dealing with this problem and trying to find solutions. One temporary solution is being able to house some of those in the street in homeless shelters. Although this gets these people off the street for a period of time, it doesn’t create a good experience for them in most cases.
Living in a homeless shelter is not something most enjoy. Yes, many are grateful that they are at least not sleeping on cold sidewalks, but the shelters still leave much to be desired.
The staff that are running these accommodation facilities do their very best to make this living experience as pleasant as possible.
Much of the problems revolve around the emotional state that many of the homeless are in. They have nothing concrete for their future. This creates a high level of uncertainty for them. They cannot make roots in their accommodation because it is a short stay facility.
Many that have had to make use of these types of shelters have said that it had an impact on their health. In many cases on their mental health. Although much of this has to be contributed to their circumstances and not their specific surroundings. Those within the homeless shelters are with others that are in similar circumstances. It is difficult for them to form any type of positive attitude.