Crisis report highlights 'disgraceful' homelessness problem says CIH
Commenting on today’s Crisis report on core homelessness in Great Britain, Faye Greaves, policy and practice officer at the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH), said: "This report really hammers home the scale of our homelessness problem – it is quite frankly disgraceful that thousands of people are sleeping rough on our streets and that so many more don’t have access to a home of their own.
"Homelessness has been steadily rising in all its forms since 2010, partly because of the pressures on the housing market but also some of the welfare changes that have come into force over the past few years.
"Today’s report is a stark warning of the potential outcome if we don’t start taking action now. History tells us that we can reduce or even eliminate homelessness but it does require a co-ordinated approach – that means government investment, funding for affordable housing and a concerted effort across the housing and homelessness sectors."