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    An increasing number of people do not have where to sleep at night and many are also kept in temporary accommodation, waiting months for a home but to no avail.

    “Homelessness is a national crisis. Not just street homelessness, but hidden homelessness in addition to the rise in rough sleeping, hundreds of thousands of people are living in temporary accommodation. These people are hit far harder than most written about in terms of housing”, reports, The Guardian.

    The homelessness crisis has been ongoing for many years without the government giving utmost, commitment to this issue, nevertheless, the Homelessness Reduction Bill is passing through parliament and may be the catalyst of change in this sector.

    Although this bill is a step in the right direction, the following issues may come up as impediments:

    • It may be difficult to get the exact figures of homeless people as only a rough estimate of counts are usually visible
    • Councils need a long-term strategy and not a short-term boost to produce tangible benefits for the homeless
    • Fewer resources run the risk of councils adopting gate-keeping methods and councils need more money and more resources

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    January 27, 2017 by Abimbola Duro-David Categories: Housing And Benefits

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