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Families "stuck and struggling"

 
September 1st 2014
 

Thousands of homeless families have been stuck in emergency accommodation for at least two years, reports the Independent. A chronic shortage of affordable homes in London is making it impossible for thousands of families to find a permanent home, leaving them living in limbo.

The housing shortage is affecting people around the country but the problem is particularly acute in the UK capital, where families are left struggling for years.

More than 4,000 homeless families in London (41 per cent) have been waiting two years or more to get a permanent home, according to data released by councils to Shelter under Freedom of Information laws. Of the London boroughs that responded to the FOI requests, more than half had families who had been waiting more than a year to get out of a hostel or bed and breakfast.

 
 
 

September 2014

 

Contents

Begging arrests in London double over three years

B&B should be banned

Homeless health scare

Glasgow finds old solution

Peer support

Climbdown on sanctions

Charity starts at home

In focus: Referendum

Free foil for heroin addicts

Hostels open up to the young

Families "stuck and struggling"

Job-hunting? Get a bus

Robbed for small change

Three charged with murder

Homeless style

Street violence threats

Cookie thief arrested

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