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Homeless families in B&B accommodation up by 44%

Publié par Clifford Armion le 17/09/2012

Randeep Ramesh

The number of homeless families put up by councils in bed and breakfast accommodation has risen by almost half, according to an analysis of official figures. The rise comes after ministers warned 20 councils not to house families in B&Bs for six weeks or more.
The National Housing Federation, which represents housing associations, found that between January and March 2011 there were 2,750 families nationwide living in B&Bs. In the same period in 2012 this had risen to 3,960, an increase of 44%.
The federation also says the number of homeless families is increasing, pushing up demand for "emergency temporary accommodation" (B&Bs). In the past two years, the number of households accepted as homeless has risen by 10,000 to 50,290.
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"Homeless families in B&B accommodation up by 44%", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2012. Consulté le 29/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/homeless-families-in-b-b-accommodation-up-by-44-