The last 24 hours has witnessed compelling reports concerning the shocking rise in homelessness and rough sleeping in England. This link takes you to the official government report from the Office of National Statics that has been the cause of the headlines. Read more here. The total number of households in temporary accommodation on 30 September 2016 was 74,630, up 9% on a year earlier, and up 55% on the low of 48,010 on 31 December 2010.
Local authorities accepted 14,930 households as being statutorily homeless between 1 July and 30 September 2016, down 1% on the previous quarter and up 2% on the same quarter of last year. These are households that are owed a main homelessness duty to secure accommodation as a result of being unintentionally homeless and in priority need.T