Homelessness up 10 per cent

‘These figures come at the very time Government plans within the Localism Bill will weaken the rights of homeless people further, by allowing councils to push homeless families into the private rented sector. This will ultimately trap them in a constant cycle of insecurity and homelessness, with devastating outcomes for children and families.

‘Removing a fundamental strand of our housing safety net is a massive blow to the most vulnerable people in society and we strongly urge the Government to seriously rethink their plans.’

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