Report finds one in 25 young people are homeless in London

  • Figures have found that one in every 25 young person lives in temporary accommodation in London.

    Over 72,000 young people are without a permanent home and are living in emergency hostels and B&B's, reports the Standard. /images/briefing/padlock.jpg

    This means that 80% of all young people in England are in London.  Boroughs such as Haringey and Westminster see one in ten young people living in temporary accommodation.

    Haringey has 5,322 young people - or 10 per cent of all under-18s in the borough - living in temporary homes, and Brent has 5,140 young, Newham with 4,994 and Enfield with 4,879. MP Tessa Jowell a Labour mayoral front-runner said: "These figures shame our city. 70,000 children - the equivalent of every single child in a city the size of Newcastle - have no home.

    "We are a city of billionaires and millionaires, yet child homelessness is disgracefully high and rising. Inequality is robbing these children of their childhood. We have to build more houses, we have to tackle the inequality in London and we have to start binding our city back together to build one London not two."

    Sir Steve Bullock, London Councils' housing spokesman said: "London councils are on the front line of the city's growing homelessness problem. There are 47,020 households living in temporary accommodation, up 11 per cent from the same time a year ago. Councils have responded by building new homes themselves but without the help of central government to dramatically increase the number of homes available at truly affordable rents ... a growing population means boroughs will continue to operate in a very challenging environment. We must build more homes if we are to reduce homelessness."

    What do you think of this? Tweet us your comments @suppsolutions

Related articles

  • Read More

    New service to support homeless people in Birmingham

    A new dedicated Homeless Street Triage car will be responding to the rising number of calls reporting homelessness, begging and anti-social drinking in the city, reports 24dash.In the last year –...

  • Read More

    Gym in Kent hopes to improve health and fitness of homeless people

    Riverside is a specialist in working with single homeless people to help them get their lives back on track and into accommodation. Their new project, a gymnasium, has been funded by the Riverside...

  • Read More

    The cost of homelessness in Hackney doubles

    Figures have shown that the cost of homelessness in 2009/10 was £3,092,255 compared to £7,167,440 in 2014/15, with a cut on staff spending from £3,239,653 to £2,608,491 reports 24dash.Hackney...

  • Read More

    Two homelessness services to be investigated

    The Scottish Housing Regulator is set to investigate every aspect of services offered by Dumfries and Galloway Council, whilst also examining how homeless people access help and support at Scottish...

  • Read More

    Homeless project for young people under threat due to cuts

    Platform for Life was expected to attract interest from numerous housing associations with its scheme to convert properties into accommodation for young people in further education, training or work,...

  • Read More

    Charities warns Irish government of homelessness crisis

    Social Justice Ireland is calling for a new funding system that will meet the demand and reveal that only 20 council homes for families have been completed within the first three months of this year,...

  • Read More

    Newspaper office to become a centre for homeless people

    The old office for the Doncaster Free Press is being transformed into flats and other facilities for people who are homeless, reports Hold the Front Page. The building is being turned into...

  • Read More

    Cuts leaving people in Cheltenham needing homelessness support

    Bosses at CCP and Cheltenham Borough Council have said the “devastating impact” of benefit cuts in the town are causing issues for many people, report the Gloucestershire Echo.Over the past few...

  • Read More

    Concern that homelessness in Cambridge is at ‘tipping point’

    Not only do figures show a rise in quarterly numbers by 24 households, they also reveal that over 350 cases were placed in temporary accommodation over the last year, which was a rise of 50 cases on...

  • Read More

    Charities say Wales is “setting an example” for homelessness

    A joint report by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has praised Welsh laws that are trying to address the issues of homelessness, reports the BBC.However they warn that the removal of...

The Welfare Reform Act: Universal Credit, Sheltered and Supported Housing The content was concise and to the point. The content was relevant to our service, and gave us a better us a better indication of were stand with upcoming changes. Rosie Kaur - Panahghar

 

Briefing Signup