The Sales Director of Miller Homes, one of Britain’s biggest housebuilders has pledged to sleep rough for a night in November in a bid to draw attention to the nation’s housing shortage – a problem which experts predict could leave over 20,000 homeless by 2015.
Sue Warwick, national head of sales and marketing for Miller Homes, made the decision to experience a night sleeping in London’s Exchange Square following a series of reports which showed that Britain was on the brink of the worst housing shortage since the Second World War.
According to Miller Homes, the housing shortage is just the tip of the iceberg – and the vast majority of Britons will feel the effects of the problem before the start of the next decade.
Sue said: “We strongly believe everybody deserves to have a place they can call home and the Government needs to ensure that future generations are able to afford what is wrongly now seen as a privilege rather than a right.”
Sue will be sleeping rough on November 10 as part of an event hosted by Centrepoint – the leading charity for homeless young people.