The number of people sleeping on the streets has soared by 30% in just one year figures from the Department of Community and Local Government reveal today.
A total of 3,569 people were found to be sleeping rough in Autumn 2015 – the highest number since records began for the second year running. The shocking figures come after five years of cuts to vital housing benefits combined with vicious welfare reforms that have left many destitute due to punitive benefit sanctions. The number of people forced onto the streets because they cannot find a home has more than doubled since reforms began in 2010.
Tory politicians have brushed off the problem of rough sleeping claiming they are all just immigrants from Eastern Europe nnd so don’t matter. Figures produced by charities show that only a third of rough sleepers come from the recently admitted EU countries however and that street…
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