27 January 2020
By Audrey Gillan
We’d like you to meet Toni, Sharon and Nicky. You may have passed them on the street – somebody reading these words almost certainly will have done. But you won’t have met them, any more than most of us really meet women who are homeless and sleeping rough in subways, stations and shop doorways.
Audrey Gillan has spent time with all three women, hearing their stories; how they came to be where they are, and what their lives are like. The number of homeless women in the UK has shot up in recent years. The stories that Toni, Sharon and Nicky tell help explain why.
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