“The government must act urgently to stop this trend” in 7 years homelessness has increased 65 %

Over the last seven years of austerity the number of homeless people has sky rocketed.

Around 80,000 families, couples and single people have been forced to live in temporary accommodation, as they have no home to call their own.

The number of households living in temp accommodation was 79,190 in September.

This figure includes numerous families who lost their homes in the Grenfell Tower frire.

Back in December 2010 the number was under 50,000, a large figure but the increase is substantial over recent years.

Crisis is the UK national charity for single homeless people, which offers year-round education, employment, housing and well-being services, labeled the current rate as “nothing short of a tragedy.”

However, the news gets even worse, as the number doesn’t include rough sleepers and those who move from home to home, “sofa surfing” where ever they can find someone to let them stay.

Crisis chief executive John Sparkes said: “Our continued decline of social housing, welfare cuts and rising private rents are pushing more and more people into homelessness and suitable temporary accommodation. The government must act urgently to stop this trend.”

A DCLG spokesman said: “Tackling homelessness is a complex issue but we are determined to help the most vulnerable in society.”

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