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Homelessness on the rise in Nottingham

 
February 11th 2012
 

 

Framework, a Nottingham-based homelessness charity, expects to see the numbers of homeless people on the city’s streets increase over the next 12 months.

Framework provides almost 8,000 homeless and vulnerable people each year with the resources to live independent lives by offering choice and opportunity. Like so many other charities, it is suffering from funding cuts. Its hostel is already at capacity because increasing numbers of people are staying longer due to a housing shortage, so the numbers of people sleeping rough is inevitably rising.

Mr Cully, the manager of the London Road hostel, said: "People are becoming homeless for normal reasons like losing their job, having trouble with bills. A lot of it is obviously down to the economic problems that we're going through... Hopefully, we can move people through the system quicker."

The government is investing £400m over four years to support the work of local authorities and the voluntary sector and has said that statutory homelessness is lower than in 28 of the last 30 years. But is the government doing enough, when last year nearly 2,000 people slept rough every night?

With more and more people feeling the pressure of the current economic climate, will this investment be enough to keep vital services offered by organisations like Framework open and prevent the numbers of rough sleepers increasing in 2012?

 
 
 

February 2012

 

Contents

Birmingham man charged with homeless murder

Coventry City Council rubber-stamps cuts disguised as freezes

Birmingham winter shelter pilot

Homelessness on the rise in Nottingham

Christmas shelter welcomes homeless

Sleeping out for St Basil’s

Budget cuts threaten Scots homeless charity

‘Commonwealth grandmother’ still homeless

Pets need homes too, urges charity

Land of the free, homes for the brave

Government urged to make homelessness act a reality

New movie honours Scot who served homeless veterans

Behind a name

A Few Man Fridays

Hull in a handcart

Rough sleepers predicted to live longer - 47 is the new 42

Former US Marine arrested for homeless stabbing

Homeless people offered Spanish getaway

Funding boost for hostels

Bones in Bath wood

The target year - an end to rough sleeping in 2012

Hungary outlaws homelessness

Hungary outlaws homelessness

Nottingham hotline

Man dies on Ilford street

Stay safe!

Bin safety

 

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