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Quarter of winter shelter residents go back out

November 4th 2012

Homeless Link, an umbrella organisation for homeless charities, has released research showing that one in four people who sought help from a seasonal shelter returned to the street with the warmer weather.

The research, carried out with 101 local authorities across the UK, also stated that almost half of those using the shelters were actually rough sleepers.

In total, 2,308 people sought shelter of some sort, with the majority of provision coming from hostels or B&Bs.

Over a third of temporary residents had no previous contact with services, and more than 730 people either moved into accommodation or into another service.


•  Our listing of winter shelters in your area is in The List under ‘Seasonal Shelter’.


November 2012



Homeless couple marry in Australia

Bill Moore, RIP

Homelessness rise linked to cuts

Suspected arson at Hackney squat fire

UKBA crackdown on homeless illegal migrants

Squatting law change

Quarter of winter shelter residents go back out

World Cup update

Unintended consequences in LA

Southend’s homeless numbers underestimated

San Francisco officials reduce tent city to dirt

Drop in homelessness applications

Homeless men rescue teen from sex offender

Further officer charged after death of Kelly Thomas

Epidemics and how to avoid them

Homeless man croc attack

Street Shield 29: Jack is back!


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