Rough sleeper

Support for homeless

As first was going to press, councils were being asked by government to urgently support rough sleepers and vulnerable homeless people into accommodation – even as many councils were continuing to experience issues with placing homeless households in hotels and B&Bs.

Spending on B&Bs rockets

New LGA analysis has found that councils are having to spend nearly 10 times as much on placing homeless households in ‘bed and breakfast’ accommodation as they were a decade ago, because of rising demand for support and a shortage of homes.