Homelessness in England.
To be legally defined as homeless you must either lack a secure place in which you are entitled to live or not reasonably be able to stay in your current accommodation. They may be staying with friends or family.
Young people become homeless for a wide range of reasons, but the most common is being asked to leave the family home by their parents.
2017 Homeless in England
The latest figures showed that 4,751 people slept rough across England on any given night in 2017 – a 15% increase compared to the previous year, and more than double the amount in 2010.
Last year 57,890 households were accepted as homeless in England.
2015/16 Homeless in England
114,790 households applied to their local authority for homelessness assistance in 2015/16
Of these, 3,569 people slept rough on any one night across England.
The other 111,000 had somewhere to stay, but it wasn’t their own place. This can include staying with friends or family.
Source: CRISIS The national charity for homeless people www.crisis.org.uk/…/homeless-def-numbers.html
Homelessness in London, England.
In Greater London, the GLA reported that a total of 7,581 people slept rough during 2014 and 2015, 5,107 of whom were new sleepers.
21% of of those in 2014-2015 had also been seen in 2013-14.
Deputy London Mayor Richard Blakeway said “very few of those people ending up on the streets stay there long-term“.
Howard Sinclair, chief executive of St Mungo’s Broadway (Homelessness charity), said migration from Romania was a “significant driver” in these most recent figures.
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