Ahava Community

Drug Addiction & Dying

4,561 deaths related to drug poisoning were registered in England and Wales in 2020, the highest number since records began in 1993. This is a 3.8% increase on the statistics from 2019, when there were 4,393 registered deaths related to drug poisoning. More than two thirds of registered drug poisonings are attributed to males – […]

Homelessness and COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis gave rise to the biggest government effort to bring in the street homeless, with the “Everyone In” policy, but just how big is the homelessness problem? The UK Government spent £700 million on homeless and rough sleeping during the COVID-19 crisis. [1] Large spikes in homeless hospitalisations had previously been seen during pandemic […]

Alcohol Consumption Statistics

Between 2018/19, 1.2 million people in England were admitted to hospital for alcohol related consumption, making up a staggering 7.4% of all admissions during that time period. [1] 14 units of alcohol a week is the limit recommended by the Chief Medical Officer. [2]. England has an estimated 586,780 dependent drinkers. [3] A dependent drinker […]

Kickstart comes to AHAVA Community!

Ahava Community is taking part in the government initiative to get young people, age 16-24 years, into work through the Kickstart Programme. We have 0ver 25 young people taking part who we hope will be launched into new careers and realise their great potential. We did not realise how heart breaking it would be to […]

Health & Homelessness

Research from the Museum of Homelessness has revealed that a homeless person dies every 19 hours, as reported in their 2019 figures. In 2019 there were an estimated 778 deaths of homeless people registered in England and Wales, a 7.2% increase from 2018. [1] The number of homeless deaths have increased a staggering 61.4% since […]