We're Celebrating Roof Over Your Head Day!
Home is the place you dream of coming back to; at the end of a long day, there’s nothing like coming back to a cosy home, surrounded by your loved ones - especially after a long day's graft on the tools. Unfortunately for some, this isn't an option. It's estimated that, globally, no less than 1.6 billion people lack adequate housing, so 'Roof Over Your Head Day' is a stark reminder to take a moment and appreciate your home and reflect on how you got there. In particular, this day is about giving opportunity to others while being thankful for what we have.
In the UK, an estimated 130,000 children dependant on parents or carers are living in temporary shelter or housing, which is a social issue deserving of far more awareness. Specifically speaking, this day was established to show that homelessness is a real problem, but it can be overcome.
The most suggested way to celebrate this occasion is to begin offering solutions for the homeless problem; especially with a lead up to the December festive period. This can be smaller actions such as donating food to your local food bank or presents to your local Christmas Toy drive (due to coronavirus some establishments aren't taking physical donations, but they do have a facility for you to donate money online).
Earlier this year when Covid-19 took hold of the nation, Britmet Lightweight Roofing were presented with the opportunity to support Arch Leisure and LittleHolme in manufacturing 'isolation pods' for rough sleepers in an old, 22,500sqft warehouse. Each pod provides 10sqm of floor space with LED lights, heater and TV point for homeless people in this time of need. The pod accommodation scheme has been welcoming guests since the last week of May 2020. LittleHolme Ltd approached Britmet while the country was close to lockdown in a race to find a reliable supplier of durable, fire resistant, sustainable roofing materials.
Today, we are taking the time to bring awareness to the worldwide growing homelessness crisis and celebrate the true meaning of Roof Over Your Head Day.
Date Posted: 3rd December 2020