Crisis Reveals Over 12,100 UK Households Are Living In Squats
tony at cultureshop.org.uk
Fri Aug 11 00:38:18 BST 2017
Homeless Charity Crisis Reveals Over 12,100 UK Households Are Squatting
Report Reveals Scale of Acute Homelessness in Britain
10 Aug 2017
Nearly 160,000 households, estimated at just
under a quarter of a million people, are
experiencing the worst forms of homelessness
across Britain, with rough sleeping forecast to
rise by 76 per cent in the next decade unless the
governments in Westminster, Scotland and Wales
take long-term action to tackle it.
to new expert analysis conducted for Crisis by
Heriot-Watt University providing the most
complete picture to-date of the worst forms of
homelessness, including rough sleeping and sofa
surfing, as well as 25-year forecasts for each
category across England, Wales and Scotland.
or download the report here
Launched as part of Crisiss 50th anniversary
year and drawing on the most up-to-date sources
available, the report estimates that at any one
time in 2016 across Britain [breakdown also available by nation]:
* 9,100 people were sleeping rough, compared
to previous estimates placing rough sleeping at 4,134 households for England
* 68,300 households* were sofa surfing
* 19,300 households were living in unsuitable temporary accommodation
* 37,200 households were living in hostels
* 26,000 households were living in other circumstances, including:
* 8,900 households sleeping in tents, cars or on public transport
* 12,100 households living in squats
* 5,000 households in womens refuges or winter night shelters
Drawing on detailed economic modelling, the
report warns that if current policies continue
unchanged, the most acute forms of homelessness
are likely to keep rising, with overall numbers
estimated to increase by more than a quarter in
the coming decade (26.5 per cent) and households
in unsuitable temporary accommodation set to
nearly double (93 per cent)
appendix for graph].
The analysis also looks at how different policies
could make an impact on this projected rise.
Based on the model, a 60 per cent increase in new
housing could reduce levels of homelessness by 19
per cent by 2036, while increased prevention work
could reduce levels by 34 per cent in the same period.
In response to the reports findings, Crisis is
calling on the public to join its
In campaign a national movement for permanent
change aimed at ending the worst forms of homelessness once and for all.
Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive of Crisis, said:
This year Crisis marks its 50th anniversary, but
thats little cause for celebration. We still
exist because homelessness still exists, and
todays report makes it only too clear that
unless we take action as a society, the problem
is only going to get worse with every year that
passes. That means more people sleeping on our
streets, in doorways or bus shelters, on the
sofas of friends or family, or getting by in
hostels and B&Bs. In order to tackle this, we
need to first understand the scale of the problem.
Regardless of what happens in peoples lives,
whatever difficulties they face or choices they
make, no one should ever have to face
homelessness. With the right support at the right
time, it doesnt need to be inevitable. There are
solutions, and were determined to find them and make them a reality.
Yet we cant do this alone, which is why were
calling on the public to back our Everybody In
campaign and help us build a movement for change.
Together we can find the answers, and make sure those in power listen to them.
We warmly welcome the Governments pledge to
tackle rough sleeping and other forms of
homelessness. Nows the time for action and long
term planning to end homelessness for good.
Everybody In aims to bring people together to
change opinions, raise awareness and ultimately
end homelessness for good, and includes a library
of first-hand accounts showing the reality of homelessness in Britain.
Alongside this, Crisis will be working towards a
national plan to end the worst forms of
homelessness once and for all, bringing together
everything needed to make this happen, including
consultations in all three nations and a large scale programme of research.
Todays report is the first of two parts, with
the second due for publication in the Autumn
to examine wider homelessness, including people
at risk of homelessness or those who have already
experienced it, such as households that have been
served an eviction notice and those in other forms of temporary accommodation.
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