Thursday, 22 June 2017

Number Of Homeless In Temporary Accommodation Up 61%

“Worrying” homelessness statistics show that the number of households accepted by local authorities as statutory homeless is on the rise. The data reveals that between 1 January and 31 March 2017 local authorities accepted 14,600 households as being statutorily homeless, up 1% on the previous quarter and down 1% on the same quarter last year. Households in temporary accommodation on 31 March 2017 was 77,240, up 8% on a year earlier, and up 61% on the low of 48,010 on 31 December 2010. There were 6,590 households living in bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation, an increase of 11% from 5,960 as at 31 March 2016. Of these 3,010 (46%) had dependent or expected children. Read more on Welfare Weekly.

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