Thursday, 1 September 2011

Homelessness is set to increase, spanning the middle class

According to a recent study due to the economic crisis of recent years and the welfare cuts, courtesy of the government, homelessness is set to soar over the next couple of years, increasing the spectrum of middle class people that are forced to live on the streets. The report was released by the homelessness charity Crisis, has said that there is a direct link between rising homelessness and the recession as cuts to services and drastic changes to benefit laws slowly erode the traditional welfare safety net that so many in the country rely upon. The study, carried out by both the academics of Heriot-Watt University and the University of York, consists of 120 pages highlighting recent figures released over the summer that show councils have reported an increase of 10% from last years study taking the overall figures for people accepted as homeless in the UK to 44,160 people. Need conveyancing? Visit us!!!

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