Monday, 22 August 2016

The Fall And Rise Of Homelessness In The UK

In the year ended March 2016 57,750 households became homeless, an increase of 6% on the previous year. Homelessness has increased in every year (except one) since 2009/10. The statistics also report on the amount of temporary accommodation, the main-stay of local authorities to alleviate immediate homelessness. Not surprisingly, the numbers go up as homelessness increases. At the end of March 2016 there were 71,540 households in temporary accommodation, the highest level since September 2008. But perhaps the grimmest number in these statistics is the number of children living in temporary accommodation. This number had dropped to about 69,000 in 2011, but has grown year on year since then and stands at 112,080, its highest level since 2007. Read more on the NHF website.

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