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Homeless households increase by 13%

The Guardian, 9 December 2011
Publié le : 9 décembre 2011
 Randeep Ramesh 

A triple crunch of recession, cuts and the high cost of living has seen an "alarming" jump in the number of homeless people recorded by the government, warn charities.

According to an analysis by Homeless Link, the umbrella body for more than 500 charities, the number of households accepted as homeless by councils in England has increased by 13% to 35,680 in the first nine months of the year, compared with the same period in 2010.

The coalition is not only presiding over a dramatic rise in the number of homeless people but is also overseeing a rise in the use of B&Bs to house them. Up to September, the country saw numbers of people placed in such accommodation rising by 30% to 9,240 compared with the same period last year.

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