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Homelessness rises in Bristol

 
July 26th 2016
 

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Homelessness charity ‘Keep Bristol Warm’ has called for more effort to be put into preventing homelessness as the number of people sleeping rough continue to rise.

The number of people actually registered as homeless sat at a tiny total of eight in the year 2010, but increased to 97 in 2015.

This only includes people who have actually registered as homeless – a process that can be complicated – meaning the actual numbers of homeless people in Bristol could be higher.

The charity’s founder, Gavyn Emery, says that one of the best solutions to homelessness is simply to increase the number of affordable homes in Bristol.

Currently 550 of Bristol Council’s properties are sitting empty.

“If they’re empty we aren’t earning any rent on them, we aren’t earning any council tax on them and we are also paying for people to be in temporary accommodation,” Emery said to City Metric. “Financially, it’s just madness.”

 
 
 

August/September 2016

 

Contents

Mexico wins... but all triumph in Homeless World Cup

Begging for change

What the Brexit next?

Illegal earnings

Homeless bill proposed

Bournemouth sends rough sleepers to leave town

Westminster action week aims to find new solutions

Three in four Universal Credit tenants in arrears

London Housing Trust under investigation

Homelessness rises in Bristol

Refugees at homeless risk

Musicians Against Homelessness gig...

Charities unite to pressure Australian politicians

Homeless increase in Greece

Vienna's homeless people offered jobs as city tour guides

Homeless in Tokyo ‘invisible’

California’s homeless crisis

Housing in Scotland: your rights

Housing in England: your rights

 

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