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US NewsNumber of homeless households in England reaches highest level for 10 years

16:20  12 september  2019
16:20  12 september  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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The 2016 Homelessness Monitor report for England stated the bulk of the increase in statutory homelessness over the previous five years was In January 2018, it was reported that the number of homeless people sleeping on the streets in England had reached its highest level on record.

The number of homeless children and older people in temporary accommodation has reached the highest level since the global financial crisis Households headed by a single parent account for just under a quarter of all families in England but make up 56% of families in temporary accommodation.

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The number of households considered to be homeless in England has reached its highest level for over a decade.

Figures revealed by the government show a total of 84,740 households are currently living in bed and breakfasts, hostels and other temporary accommodation.

A total of 126,020 children are living in "homeless households", the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) said.

It is the highest number of households in temporary accommodation since mid-2007.

Huge rise

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The figure has jumped by more than three-quarters this decade, with the latest statistics showing a 76.5 per cent rise on the low of 48,010 at the end of 2010.

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The figures also show that London continues to have a disproportionately high number of households in temporary accommodation, with 66 per cent of the total for the whole of England.

The capital had 56,280 households living in temporary accommodation at the end of March, including 88,080 children.

By contrast, the North East had the fewest households at 330, while there were 960 in Yorkshire and the Humber, according to the figures.

The statistics, while provisional, complete the first full year's worth of data since the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) came into force in April 2018.

The Act created new legal duties for local authorities and public services in England to support those at risk of becoming homeless.

Since then, 58,290 households were classed as prevented from becoming homeless by securing accommodation for more than six months, according to the data.

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The current level is the highest number of households in temporary accommodation since mid-2007.

'Dangerous conditions'

Jon Sparkes, chief executive of homelessness charity Crisis, said: "Everyone has the right to a decent home and it's great to see the success the HRA has had in its first year, preventing just under 60,000 households becoming homeless in England.

"Despite this over 7,000 households are currently in B&Bs, unable to access safe and secure accommodation.

"Our clients tell us of damaged, and even dangerous conditions, where they lack basic cooking and laundry facilities, and face the constant pressure of eviction at short notice. No-one should have to live like this."

The Government recently announced £422m will be spent tackling homelessness and rough sleeping next year, with funding up by £54m in 2020-2021, which represents a 13 per cent real terms increase in funding compared with 2019-20.

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The number of homeless children and older people in temporary accommodation has reached the highest level The number of households living in temporary accommodation in England reached 79 Rough sleeping in England increased for a seventh consecutive year in 2017, reaching 4,751

^ "More than 100,000 homeless households set to be trapped in temporary accommodation by 2020". ^ Number of homeless pensioners in England hits 10 - year high , figures show The Independent. ^ Child homelessness in England at highest level since 2007 The Guardian.

Video: "Homeless figures released: more than 4,500 sleeping rough on England's streets" (The Independent)

Minister for Homelessness Luke Hall said: "The Homelessness Reduction Act is the most ambitious change to homelessness legislation in decades.

"Today's figures show that progress is being made. The Act is helping people earlier so they are not having to experience homelessness in the first place.

"There is still more to do though, which is why we have committed a record investment to ending homelessness and rough sleeping for good.

"This vital funding will ensure progress continues to be made, with people given the help they need to turn their lives around."

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