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Bristol's homeless crisis

 
March 13th 2014
 

Bristol City Council is facing a ‘crisis’ in housing the increasing number of homeless people in the city. New figures reveal the council's spending on temporary accommodation more than doubled in two years.

Housing experts have warned cuts to welfare payments and benefits alongside soaring house prices are causing people to "fall out the bottom" of the system.

The figures, obtained from a Freedom of Information request by the Bristol Post show Bristol City Council spent £198,390 on temporary accommodation, such as bed and breakfast in the 12 months to the end of March last year. Since then, the figure has already reached £431,584.

 
 
 

March 2014

 

Contents

Homeless ex-services personnel and housing

Sanctuary in North Hitchen

Upfront: 'Shattered lives'

Just another mother

Common rights?

Research reveals bin death

Big win for Hungarian

Scottish Minister abused while selling the Big Issue

Hostel bosses clean up

Europe hides empty homes

Bristol's homeless crisis

Welfare reforms attacked

Homeless man flies home

Kitchen fight continues

 

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