One in 200 without a home after “decades of failure to build affordable homes & welfare cuts”

As winter closes in life for people on the streets becomes even worse, with an increase chance of death due to the plummeting temperature.

With this is mind new research, released today, has indicated that one in 200 people in England is homeless.

The report, by Shelter, has found that homelessness has increased 13 per cent this year, with over 307,000 people either in temporary accommodation or literally living out on the streets.

Even more worrying is that Shelter believe the figure is actually much higher, it is so hard to get a precise number.

In the London borough of Newham, for example, one in 25 people is homeless, this is the worst rate in the country, and a figure that shame the nation.

Shelter’s head Polly Neate said the problem was growing “thanks to decades of failure to build enough affordable homes and impact of welfare cuts.”

It is hoped that the Government will use the upcoming budget to help councils to invest in affordable homes. However, local authorities are already stretched, and have suffered huge budget cuts in recent years.

Odds on Theresa May to resign and Jeremy Corbyn to win next election slashed

Ex-nurse is living in car and eating DOG FOOD due to cuts in her disability benefits

Austerity Britain – Homeless person dealing with cold…by living in a fridge 

Since you’re here …

Real, independent, investigative journalism is in alarming decline. It costs a lot to produce. Many publications facing an uncertain future can no longer afford to fund it. This means journalists are losing the ability to hold the rich and powerful to account.

We do not charge or put articles behind a paywall. If you can, please show your appreciation for our free content by donating whatever you think is fair to help keep TLE growing.

Every penny we collect from donations supports vital investigative and independent journalism. You can also help us grow by inviting your friends to follow us on social media.

Donate Now Button

Leave a Reply