Sunday, 19 January 2014

Record numbers seeking shelter

Crisis, the charity for the homeless, has a reported a record 22% rise in the number of people seeking shelter at its UK centres at Christmas. The charity's chief executive, Leslie Morphy, said the rise was due to a shortage of housing, cuts to housing benefit, high unemployment, low pay and high rents. She said the government "must address the chronic lack of affordable housing, take real steps to improve the private rented sector and urgently consider the impact its cuts are having, particularly in the capital".

The Observer, Page: 14

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