Introduction

Introduction:

Our world has changed dramatically over the past years in many areas. For example, infrastructure, tourism, healthcare and technology and many more. However, the new technology that we will discuss in this report is the virtual Reality (VR) which is the uses of computer technology to create a simulated environment which places the user inside an experience. Moreover, the user is able to interact with 3D worlds, instead of watching it in front of them. When the user used the VR they can feel many senses, such as vision, hearing, touch, even smell. VR technology creates a convincing, interactive world for the user.

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The simplest of VR:
The simplistic form of virtual reality is a 3-D image that can be explored interactively on a personal computer, usually by manipulating keys or the mouse so that the content of the image moves in some direction or zooms in or out.
Virtual Reality and Interactive 3D experiences provide a uniquely compelling and captivating experience. It’s not just for the techie and the gamer but is becoming a consumer-friendly program for entertainment and communications.
Virtual reality can be divided into:

1-The simulation of a real situation for training and education.
2-The development of an imagined scene for a game or interactive story.

Capabilities of virtual reality:
1-A very enjoyable experience for the virtual world.
2-Watch the movie or game with a complete circular vision of the eyes (360 degrees).
3-These glasses are also used in tourism development.
4-It can present movies in high definition.
5-Supports virtual reality vision and wireless communication.
6-Glasses provide the option of moving the lenses left and north, which gives more control for the process of improving the vision to with the mobile screen (but it does not agree on mobile phones).
7-The existence of a game controller (hand control) works wirelessly via Bluetooth and is compatible with all mobile phones.

8-Fly be Free:
Researchers at the University of Zurich Interactive Design Program developed the most realistic flight experience in birds. Birdly. Its goal was to allow the user to enjoy the absolute freedom of birds and explore the sky intuitively.

9- Life-Like Shooter Games:
VR allows you to feel and live especially experience when you play shooter games.

10-Ride real-life roller coasters:

Which sector will this virtual reality benefit the most:

Education:
Is a ripe field of virtual reality, allowing more immersive teaching environments to be delivered virtually.

Film and entertainment:
Hollywood directors Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg have been working on projects using VR technology, which are expected to revolutionize the way we watch films. Owners of VR headsets like Samsung Gear VR also have the opportunity to watch some films in VR.

Healthcare:
VR has been used in a number of ways to simplify surgical processes, for instance, since the adoption of VR surgeries can be viewed in 360 degrees and real-time around the world using VR apps.

Architecture:
To change the way of building design and the customer can understand the very small details for the new home.

Finance:
Enable retail banking user to gain access to their account activity and transactions in a VR environment.

Tourism:
People now can try before they buy destinations this will help people to know everything about the tourism by using VR.

Implementing this technology in the UAE:

1-Global Education and Skills Forum:

at the top of the world’s tallest building – the Burj Khalifa.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to prevent an impeding cyber-attack by – you guessed it – climbing up the very tip of the needle-like structure using suction cups and one of those nifty hook-gun thingies Batman always had in his utility belt. During that climb, you’re artfully warned that it might be best not to look down. Being human, of course that’s precisely what you do, and I’m not ashamed to say that I squawked and froze for a good few seconds when I did. The sheer drop is horrendously realistic, especially given the fact you’ve been looking at the real thing out the windows before entering that virtual environment.
Once you do manage to get to the top, you’ll need to align a special device with the approaching satellite in order to disable it. Job done, but what goes up must also come down… Luckily, there’s a nifty parachute at hand, so all you need to do is step off the edge and base jump to the ground. The whole thing only takes a few minutes, but it felt like a very long time, and I was definitely in need of recovery by the time I landed. ( Alice Bonasio, 2018, p. 211)

2-UAE Ministry of Health Introduces Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients:

In the treatment of stroke, the virtual reality system evaluates and enhances the recovery of the affected upper parts, in addition to the training for the walking device used for rehabilitation. The patient moves at a speed mounted on the motion platform with changing virtual environments being displayed on the front screen to simulate daily activities. In the treatment of the balance disorder, virtual reality is a safe and effective alternative to conventional therapy to improve the balance in patients. Patients reported that they enjoyed VR therapy without suffering from side effects, and with increased motivation. (2018, p.96)
This technique is also used to treat children with developmental disorders including positive developments in both perceived and performance capabilities in areas of daily activities including social activities that they have not been able to do before. The virtual therapy also assists cerebral palsy patients in the reorganization of the brain and movement ability and visual cognitive skills, in addition to social participation and personal factors. In the treatment of Parkinson’s syndrome, it resulted in a marked improvement in the movements, functional abilities, quality of life and balance of patients. (2018, p.90)

Factor that promote the growth of virtual reality:
1-Mobility
2-Vision
3-Immersion
4-Usability
5-Wearability

Factor that limits the growth of virtual reality:

1-The equipment of VR very expensive:
Any new technology will cost a large amount of money. The systems of the VR run between $100 and $600 and we have not discussed the cost of purchasing experiences or games.

2-Large file size:
Current VR platforms require some kind of download to begin. Often the file sizes are over 1 GB and requisitely, slow.

3-Impact on people:
Many people may become addicted to living in virtual worlds, and as a result forget their responsibilities in real life.
4-Lacks Flexibility:
In the real world you can act with flexibility. you can give suggestions and ask questions. This is not possible with virtual reality.

5-Ineffective human connections:

Virtual Reality comes with the set of disadvantages VR is only about you and the software. In the real world you always connected with human.

6-Video quality:

Most VR is in stereo format and the devices are unable to support it. The video comes as if it was shot without accuracy.

Conclusion:

To conclude, this report illustrates the VR and how it developed since its start. Virtual Reality is arguably the next footstep towards a modern era of development. Also, this report includes the description of the VR, capabilities, sectors, implementing in the UAE, factors that promote and factors that limit the growth of VR.

Introduction:

Our world has changed dramatically over the past years in many areas. For example, infrastructure, tourism, healthcare and technology and many more. However, the new technology that we will discuss in this report is the virtual Reality (VR) which is the uses of computer technology to create a simulated environment which places the user inside an experience. Moreover, the user is able to interact with 3D worlds, instead of watching it in front of them. When the user used the VR they can feel many senses, such as vision, hearing, touch, even smell. VR technology creates a convincing, interactive world for the user.

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The simplest of VR:
The simplistic form of virtual reality is a 3-D image that can be explored interactively on a personal computer, usually by manipulating keys or the mouse so that the content of the image moves in some direction or zooms in or out.
Virtual Reality and Interactive 3D experiences provide a uniquely compelling and captivating experience. It’s not just for the techie and the gamer but is becoming a consumer-friendly program for entertainment and communications.
Virtual reality can be divided into:

1-The simulation of a real situation for training and education.
2-The development of an imagined scene for a game or interactive story.

Capabilities of virtual reality:
1-A very enjoyable experience for the virtual world.
2-Watch the movie or game with a complete circular vision of the eyes (360 degrees).
3-These glasses are also used in tourism development.
4-It can present movies in high definition.
5-Supports virtual reality vision and wireless communication.
6-Glasses provide the option of moving the lenses left and north, which gives more control for the process of improving the vision to with the mobile screen (but it does not agree on mobile phones).
7-The existence of a game controller (hand control) works wirelessly via Bluetooth and is compatible with all mobile phones.

8-Fly be Free:
Researchers at the University of Zurich Interactive Design Program developed the most realistic flight experience in birds. Birdly. Its goal was to allow the user to enjoy the absolute freedom of birds and explore the sky intuitively.

9- Life-Like Shooter Games:
VR allows you to feel and live especially experience when you play shooter games.

10-Ride real-life roller coasters:

Which sector will this virtual reality benefit the most:

Education:
Is a ripe field of virtual reality, allowing more immersive teaching environments to be delivered virtually.

Film and entertainment:
Hollywood directors Ridley Scott and Steven Spielberg have been working on projects using VR technology, which are expected to revolutionize the way we watch films. Owners of VR headsets like Samsung Gear VR also have the opportunity to watch some films in VR.

Healthcare:
VR has been used in a number of ways to simplify surgical processes, for instance, since the adoption of VR surgeries can be viewed in 360 degrees and real-time around the world using VR apps.

Architecture:
To change the way of building design and the customer can understand the very small details for the new home.

Finance:
Enable retail banking user to gain access to their account activity and transactions in a VR environment.

Tourism:
People now can try before they buy destinations this will help people to know everything about the tourism by using VR.

Implementing this technology in the UAE:

1-Global Education and Skills Forum:

at the top of the world’s tallest building – the Burj Khalifa.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to prevent an impeding cyber-attack by – you guessed it – climbing up the very tip of the needle-like structure using suction cups and one of those nifty hook-gun thingies Batman always had in his utility belt. During that climb, you’re artfully warned that it might be best not to look down. Being human, of course that’s precisely what you do, and I’m not ashamed to say that I squawked and froze for a good few seconds when I did. The sheer drop is horrendously realistic, especially given the fact you’ve been looking at the real thing out the windows before entering that virtual environment.
Once you do manage to get to the top, you’ll need to align a special device with the approaching satellite in order to disable it. Job done, but what goes up must also come down… Luckily, there’s a nifty parachute at hand, so all you need to do is step off the edge and base jump to the ground. The whole thing only takes a few minutes, but it felt like a very long time, and I was definitely in need of recovery by the time I landed. ( Alice Bonasio, 2018, p. 211)

2-UAE Ministry of Health Introduces Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients:

In the treatment of stroke, the virtual reality system evaluates and enhances the recovery of the affected upper parts, in addition to the training for the walking device used for rehabilitation. The patient moves at a speed mounted on the motion platform with changing virtual environments being displayed on the front screen to simulate daily activities. In the treatment of the balance disorder, virtual reality is a safe and effective alternative to conventional therapy to improve the balance in patients. Patients reported that they enjoyed VR therapy without suffering from side effects, and with increased motivation. (2018, p.96)
This technique is also used to treat children with developmental disorders including positive developments in both perceived and performance capabilities in areas of daily activities including social activities that they have not been able to do before. The virtual therapy also assists cerebral palsy patients in the reorganization of the brain and movement ability and visual cognitive skills, in addition to social participation and personal factors. In the treatment of Parkinson’s syndrome, it resulted in a marked improvement in the movements, functional abilities, quality of life and balance of patients. (2018, p.90)

Factor that promote the growth of virtual reality:
1-Mobility
2-Vision
3-Immersion
4-Usability
5-Wearability

Factor that limits the growth of virtual reality:

1-The equipment of VR very expensive:
Any new technology will cost a large amount of money. The systems of the VR run between $100 and $600 and we have not discussed the cost of purchasing experiences or games.

2-Large file size:
Current VR platforms require some kind of download to begin. Often the file sizes are over 1 GB and requisitely, slow.

3-Impact on people:
Many people may become addicted to living in virtual worlds, and as a result forget their responsibilities in real life.
4-Lacks Flexibility:
In the real world you can act with flexibility. you can give suggestions and ask questions. This is not possible with virtual reality.

5-Ineffective human connections:

Virtual Reality comes with the set of disadvantages VR is only about you and the software. In the real world you always connected with human.

6-Video quality:

Most VR is in stereo format and the devices are unable to support it. The video comes as if it was shot without accuracy.

Conclusion:

To conclude, this report illustrates the VR and how it developed since its start. Virtual Reality is arguably the next footstep towards a modern era of development. Also, this report includes the description of the VR, capabilities, sectors, implementing in the UAE, factors that promote and factors that limit the growth of VR.

Introduction:
My choice is to write about Coca Cola considering forecasting, capacity planning and inventory planning. The reason for this is because there is not many companies willing to show their strategies to the world so digging out all of the necessery information and Coca Cola seemed to be the most open. First I would like to write a brief introduction on this enterprise:

In 1886, Coca-Cola was created by a pharmacist named John Pemberton, known as the “Doc.” He participated in the Civil War, and when it ended he decided to invent something that would bring him commercial success. At the beginning everything he made failed. He invented many drugs, but none of them made money. After these failures he moved to Atlanta and decided himself out in the beverage market.
In this time soda was getting its fame. Temperance produced a syrup and carried his product down the street where it was placed on sale for five cents a glass as soda fountain drink.It was carbonated water with his new syrup wich was „delicious and refreshing”at once. And this was when Coca-Cola was born.
Pemberton had no idea how to advertise his product. This is where Frank Robinson came into the picture. He created the name Coca Cola, registered its formula, and designed the logo.
Coke did not do so well in its first year. And to make matters worse, Doc Pemberton died in August 1888, meaning he would never see the commercial success he had been seeking.
In 1899, Ben Franklin Thomas and Joseph Whitehead approached Candler with the idea of bottling the. Asa was afraid that it would lose its quality and felt bottling unnecessary. However, he did allow an attempt to bottle the drink as long as it would not sacrifice quality. By 1900, however, bottle caps were beginning to surface. In the early 1900’s bottled Coca-Cola was available at grocers and saloons.
Coke bottling was a highly successful. Thomas sold the bottling rights to a businessmen, and by 1909, 379 bottling plants were set around American cities and towns.
Nowadays Coca Cola operates in over 200 countries worldwide and gives job to countless people. With its enourmous size they must be do every part of their business perfectly. At first I would like to talk about their forecasting.
Coca Cola uses the technique of linear regression using a functional relationship between two or more correlated variables.The relationship is usually developed from observable data and plotted in a graph so the two variables regress to form a straight line. This method is used for long term forecasting of aggregate planning. This linear regression model is based on the relative increase on consumer sales which is then translated with a separate retailer model into the sell-out sales forecast of Coca-Cola.
One thing to note is with the use of this method you can see the time series forecasting , monitoring and managing demand and supply in a product family and volume levels. Sales and operations planning puts together other separate, but still connected business processes for example strategic- , sales, financial planning furthermore sales foecasting customer management, master production scheduling and rouh cut capacity planning.
In fact, there are monthly “Operational Meetings with Suppliers” which occurs after the final executive S;OP meeting. Face-to-face meetings cover four suppliers representing 71% of total volume. Volume changes are implemented based upon agreed-upon time limits within select time frames. These meetings also addresses the inventory and demand management issues the service’s defect rates, corrective actions need to be done and improvements that are planned and requested.
I brought an example for the forecasting of Coca Cola for the year 2017. Of course there is no actual data but I found some information however its not relevant for the year 2018, I only want to express with it that forecasting is not simple and workers must take into consideration plenty of factors apart from the sales numbers of previous periods.

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Coca-Cola expected a cut in its sales forecast for the year 2017 as it struggles with a consumer slowdown in China, sending the drinks group’s shares down with more than 3 percent. The Atlanta-based company expects sales, adjusted for acquisitions, divestitures and currency fluctuations, to rise 3 per cent, compared with its earlier forecast of between 4-5 per cent. They said that the weaker deamand in China was forcing them to drive down inventory. “We have not really assumed China will get better in the rest of the year,” said James Quincey, Coca-Cola’s chief operating officer. He mentioned that juice sales fell double digits in the country and Coca-Cola drinks dropped single digits. “The consumer will take a little more time to come back which is why we’re focusing on a game plan we know that works, focusing on affordability and premium drinks in metro areas,” he explained, adding that he’s confident about the company’s power to gain market share in the country and that Coca Cola is ready for whenever consumer spending picks up again.
After forecasting I would like to describe how inventory planning works. Coca Cola uses perpetual inventory or continous inventory which is good because it describes systems of inventory where information on inventory quantity and availability is updated continuosly as a function. This method records sales almost real-time through a computerized management system(point of sale). this continous inventory syster gives a highly detailed view on inventory changes and allows real-time reporting of inventory in stock which accurately refcelts the level of goods. This way of inventory planning is by far the most widely used since it can yield reasonably accurate results if properlyy used. It has the competitive edge because reordering is more efficient, interim profit reports can be prepared without doing a stock take, the level of losses or gains can be measured and slow-, and fast moving lines of inventory can easily be identified. However it has downsides as well. There is an increased staff necessity because of the additional record-keeping, there is extra cost, and there is still need for a physical stock take at the end of the reporting period. The stock valuation method is the first in first out. The inventory accounting policy is the following. Since inventories consist primarily of raw materials and packaging and finished goods,Coca Cola company determines cost on the basis of the avarage cost.Firms usually try to make the first moved in inventory move out first as well so this way they prevent old items from becoming outdated.

Introduction:
My choice is to write about Coca Cola considering forecasting, capacity planning and inventory planning. The reason for this is because there is not many companies willing to show their strategies to the world so digging out all of the necessery information and Coca Cola seemed to be the most open. First I would like to write a brief introduction on this enterprise:

In 1886, Coca-Cola was created by a pharmacist named John Pemberton, known as the “Doc.” He participated in the Civil War, and when it ended he decided to invent something that would bring him commercial success. At the beginning everything he made failed. He invented many drugs, but none of them made money. After these failures he moved to Atlanta and decided himself out in the beverage market.
In this time soda was getting its fame. Temperance produced a syrup and carried his product down the street where it was placed on sale for five cents a glass as soda fountain drink.It was carbonated water with his new syrup wich was „delicious and refreshing”at once. And this was when Coca-Cola was born.
Pemberton had no idea how to advertise his product. This is where Frank Robinson came into the picture. He created the name Coca Cola, registered its formula, and designed the logo.
Coke did not do so well in its first year. And to make matters worse, Doc Pemberton died in August 1888, meaning he would never see the commercial success he had been seeking.
In 1899, Ben Franklin Thomas and Joseph Whitehead approached Candler with the idea of bottling the. Asa was afraid that it would lose its quality and felt bottling unnecessary. However, he did allow an attempt to bottle the drink as long as it would not sacrifice quality. By 1900, however, bottle caps were beginning to surface. In the early 1900’s bottled Coca-Cola was available at grocers and saloons.
Coke bottling was a highly successful. Thomas sold the bottling rights to a businessmen, and by 1909, 379 bottling plants were set around American cities and towns.
Nowadays Coca Cola operates in over 200 countries worldwide and gives job to countless people. With its enourmous size they must be do every part of their business perfectly. At first I would like to talk about their forecasting.
Coca Cola uses the technique of linear regression using a functional relationship between two or more correlated variables.The relationship is usually developed from observable data and plotted in a graph so the two variables regress to form a straight line. This method is used for long term forecasting of aggregate planning. This linear regression model is based on the relative increase on consumer sales which is then translated with a separate retailer model into the sell-out sales forecast of Coca-Cola.
One thing to note is with the use of this method you can see the time series forecasting , monitoring and managing demand and supply in a product family and volume levels. Sales and operations planning puts together other separate, but still connected business processes for example strategic- , sales, financial planning furthermore sales foecasting customer management, master production scheduling and rouh cut capacity planning.
In fact, there are monthly “Operational Meetings with Suppliers” which occurs after the final executive S;OP meeting. Face-to-face meetings cover four suppliers representing 71% of total volume. Volume changes are implemented based upon agreed-upon time limits within select time frames. These meetings also addresses the inventory and demand management issues the service’s defect rates, corrective actions need to be done and improvements that are planned and requested.
I brought an example for the forecasting of Coca Cola for the year 2017. Of course there is no actual data but I found some information however its not relevant for the year 2018, I only want to express with it that forecasting is not simple and workers must take into consideration plenty of factors apart from the sales numbers of previous periods.

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Coca-Cola expected a cut in its sales forecast for the year 2017 as it struggles with a consumer slowdown in China, sending the drinks group’s shares down with more than 3 percent. The Atlanta-based company expects sales, adjusted for acquisitions, divestitures and currency fluctuations, to rise 3 per cent, compared with its earlier forecast of between 4-5 per cent. They said that the weaker deamand in China was forcing them to drive down inventory. “We have not really assumed China will get better in the rest of the year,” said James Quincey, Coca-Cola’s chief operating officer. He mentioned that juice sales fell double digits in the country and Coca-Cola drinks dropped single digits. “The consumer will take a little more time to come back which is why we’re focusing on a game plan we know that works, focusing on affordability and premium drinks in metro areas,” he explained, adding that he’s confident about the company’s power to gain market share in the country and that Coca Cola is ready for whenever consumer spending picks up again.
After forecasting I would like to describe how inventory planning works. Coca Cola uses perpetual inventory or continous inventory which is good because it describes systems of inventory where information on inventory quantity and availability is updated continuosly as a function. This method records sales almost real-time through a computerized management system(point of sale). this continous inventory syster gives a highly detailed view on inventory changes and allows real-time reporting of inventory in stock which accurately refcelts the level of goods. This way of inventory planning is by far the most widely used since it can yield reasonably accurate results if properlyy used. It has the competitive edge because reordering is more efficient, interim profit reports can be prepared without doing a stock take, the level of losses or gains can be measured and slow-, and fast moving lines of inventory can easily be identified. However it has downsides as well. There is an increased staff necessity because of the additional record-keeping, there is extra cost, and there is still need for a physical stock take at the end of the reporting period. The stock valuation method is the first in first out. The inventory accounting policy is the following. Since inventories consist primarily of raw materials and packaging and finished goods,Coca Cola company determines cost on the basis of the avarage cost.Firms usually try to make the first moved in inventory move out first as well so this way they prevent old items from becoming outdated.

Introduction:

There has been a lot of media attention around a seemingly growing problem of homelessness over recent years. This essay intends to investigate this problem using both primary and secondary research to assess whether homelessness is a growing problem, looking at statistics and interviews to support and/or argue this question. Investigating who is at the highest risk of becoming homeless and the scale of the problem.

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People most at risk:

According to homeless.org, half of all people who seek help from councils and charities within England alone are under 25. As many as 6 out 10 of the individuals not being in work or any form of education, lacking the life skills to live independently with drug/alcohol abuse and mental health issues not being uncommon. The main cause for this homelessness is believed to be friends, family or guardian’s no longer being able/any longer wanting to house them and benefit cuts/sanctions making access to accommodation difficult for them. It is believed that of all the youth at risk, it is young offenders and people who have previously been in the care system who are most vulnerable to this. With councils only successfully only resolving 19% of all cases the remaining 81% become a high risk of becoming homeless again later in life. (anon. Youth homelessness campaign – homeless.org 22/11/18)

Households-individuals living homeless:

A recent study by Crisis has shown that there is factual evidence that there is a growing issue of homeless households. drawing on statistical information from several large-scale surveys from local authorities found that there were 78,000 households and individuals placed into temporary accommodation this year, a drastic rise of 60% since 2012 with a forecast of a further 10% increase on the year. if this trend continues as forecasted this could see numbers rising from 78,000 to 85,500 this year alone. In the past year, only 19,000 of the 56,000 who sought help had their case dealt with. (Jon sparkes. 2018 Crisis – crisis.org 22/11/18)

Causes of homelessness:

There are many factors to be considered in the causes of homelessness within the UK, mainly personal reasoning and structural reasons. Personal reasons can be a be a variety of problems and often very complex, from ill health, debt, lack of qualifications, family background/breakdowns and any background of being in care, the armed forces or prison. (Jon sparkes. 2018 Crisis – crisis.org)

It is believed the structural issues playing a part are issues such as a shift in the means of renting a property privately due to the council-owned property being in short supply, thus resulting in individuals not being able to afford rates rent and bills has resulted in a sharp increase from 5,000 per year to 18,000 per year. With ejection from property due to arrears on mortgages and rent in social housing being at an all-time low, it is becoming more apparent that the private sector and the problems associated with renting in this sector is causing homelessness than other tenures. For example, the high upfront costs of renting in this sector with many properties only being on a short-term lease. (Jon sparkes. 2018 Crisis – crisis.org)

Other concerns such as unemployment and the structure/lack of funding from housing schemes and poverty are playing a large part in the causes.
When interviewed, three members of the homeless community within the Chester area the reason given by themselves is no social alliance to anyone willing to house them, relationship breakdowns and loss of tenancy but no one given reason, rather a number of reasons combined.
Three men with a military background and/or who have previously been imprisoned were asked to answer three questions to investigate how they had become homeless.
Each person was asked three questions, Martin age 35 (Mil), James age 25 (Ex-con) and Robert age 28 (Mill/Ex-con). The three questions asked were:
A. What circumstances have led you to being homeless?
B.Do you feel there has been enough support given to help you get accommodation or emergency housing?
C. Do you feel that since being institutionalised there has been enough support to help you reintegrate and assistance in developing the relevant life skills to live independently?
Martin felt that due to a relationship breakdown, the legal battle for access to his children and the debts incurred from the whole process, combined with a child maintenance order with no consideration to his circumstance had led to him being homeless. He stated that since leaving the army he felt that although some help had been provided that it all came with restrictions and conditions which couldn’t always be met and that as a single male, he was consistently failed by the local authorities structure for housing vulnerable people.
James stated that due to his previous convictions he was unable to find work. stating that due to the structure of housing homeless in his local council and being a single male there was little to no support within realistic parameters. He also explained how he felt his cycle was often continued because of his drug use, explained as a means to block out the elements. He felt that the probation service had failed him but could not give a definitive reason for this belief and that he frequently debated committing a new crime, in the hope of going back to prison as means to accommodation and access to food.

Robert expressed that having lost the use of his right leg and losing 3 fingers on his right hand, he was limited to what work he was able to do. He felt that due to leaving the army on medical grounds he had been given little to no support. When asked if he felt local authorities had given him the support he needed he explained of how his rate of disability had been cut and he was unable to pay his bills rates and debts which had led to him being homeless.

What is being done to reduce homelessness in the UK?

There are clear issues regarding the increasing numbers of homeless. It is imperative that action is taken to prevent homelessness. Many steps are being taken to ensure that these numbers are reduced with the government aiming to have the issue completely resolved by 2027. In 2017 Parliament passed a new legislation (The Homeless Reduction Act of 2017), this new legislation makes it a councils duty to help people at risk of being homeless 56 days before they are at risk. £500 million has been spent on schemes and programmes to protect people at risk of homelessness since 2010, although the numbers are rising again homelessness is still at a much lower rate than its peak in the 2003-2004 years currently being 58% lower its peak in 2003 of 138,000 people. (see appendix for graph)

Conclusion;

In conclusion, it would seem that all evidence points to there being a growing problem with homelessness within the UK, with numbers constantly increasing over the past 5-10 and statistics to support this. Although, this could be argued as although these numbers are growing with an apparent spike recently and despite the efforts made and funding invested into this problem, figures are still lower now than the early 2000s. If more is not done to stop this problem from growing, this problem could rapidly become more of a pandemic than ever before.

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