All forms of homelessness have risen says latest Crisis briefing

From Crisis:

Homelessness is a crisis. It is devastating and should not happen to anyone. Homelessness is an isolating and frightening experience. Homeless people are invisible, ignored and forgotten. At worst, homelessness can mean sleeping rough on the streets. However the problem of homelessness is much bigger than that of rough sleeping.

After years of declining trends, all forms of homelessness have risen due to the shortage and high cost of housing combined with the government’s policies- particularly reforms and cuts to housing benefit. Independent research carried out for Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation shows that homelessness is likely to increase further still despite signs of a recovering economy.1 Almost one in ten people say they have been homeless at some point, with a fifth of these people saying it happened in the last five years.

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