Child homelessness in England at highest level since 2007

123,130 children were in temporary accommodation in first quarter of 2018 – an increase of nearly 80% since 2011

The number of homeless children and older people in temporary accommodation has reached the highest level since the global financial crisis in 2007, government figures show.

A total of 123,130 children were housed in temporary accommodation in England in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of nearly 80% since 2011. The number of people accepted as homeless over the age of 60 has increased by 40% in the last year, reaching 2,520. There has also been a significant rise in the number of homeless single parents.

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Source: The Guardian: Homelessness

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