A groundbreaking report shows a chronic increase in rural homelessness. The countryside is beset by a ‘hidden homelessness’ crisis driven by soaring housing costs and a gaping shortfall in local authority funding, a new report shows.
The true scale of the crisis is likely to be far higher than the official statistics. The year-long study, which included a survey of 157 frontline support workers, service providers, NGOs, and shelters, found a large majority thought rural homelessness was a serious problem that was getting worse.
To read more go to https://www.cpre.org.uk/news/groundbreaking-report-shows-chronic-increase-in-rural-homelessness/, and read the full report here https://englishrural.org.uk/rural-homelessness-counts/