Facts & Figures...and a little music!
We all know that these statistics only scratch the surface of what’s happening in our society.
How many un-registered and uncounted victims of homelessness and poverty are not accounted for?
At ETHOS statistics are only a stark reminder of the problem at hand.
We always see the name behind the number and the person behind the name.
Between 1 January and 31 March 2018 local authorities accepted 13,300R households as being statutorily homeless, down 2%R from 13,640 on the previous quarter and down 9%R from 14,610 on the same quarter of 2017. These are households that are owed a main homelessness duty to secure accommodation as a result of being unintentionally homeless and in priority need.
On 31 March 2018 the number of households in temporary accommodation was 79,880, up 3% from 77,220 on 31 March 2017, and up 66% on the low of 48,010 on 31 December 2010.
*excerpt: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government publication – National Statistics June 29th 2018.
The autumn 2017 total number of rough sleepers counted and estimated was 4,751.
That was up 617, or 15% from the autumn 2016 total of 4,134.