On my visits there I have talked with many homeless people and what strikes me so odd is the way they have become homeless.
Here in Finland it's mostly due to alcohol, drugs and mental illness that makes you homeless. Although it has started to change so that other people are in danger too.
However I have been surprised that in Britain there are kids that are thrown out from their homes by their parents at 15-16. I find that unbelievable. Several people have just lost their jobs, some of them due to an injury.
It's strange how easily you can become homeless there.