Government auditors report on homelessness

Published on: 13 September 2017

It is a national scandal that more and more people are made homeless every year.

This reports illustrates the very real human cost of the government’s failure to ensure people have access to affordable housing. Over 77,000 households, including 120,000 children, are living in temporary accommodation and another 4,100 individuals have been left sleeping rough.

The Department for Communities and Local Government’s ‘light touch’ approach clearly isn’t working. Its plans for the future merely seem to shift more responsibility and cost to local authorities at a time when they are already stretched.

You can read the National Audit Office’s report here.