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TCD Study Finds Younger Homeless People Suffer Mobility Issues.

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Health comparable to people in their 70s and 80s.

A new study has found many relatively young homeless people struggle to climb a flight of stairs.

Research from Trinity College looked at 65 homeless people with an average age of 47


 


Many suffered from mobility issues common in people almost twice their age, such as needing a cane to walk.

Dr Julie Broderick, an assistant physiotherapy professor, says it shows the physical effect of homelessness.

Dr Broderick says the findings were dramatic

Kildare resident, Wayne Stanley, of the Simon Communities says this demonstrates why housing is a right:

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