In-work homelessness is on the rise. If you think you’ve heard that before, ask WHY…

Homeless: A man living on the streets in Birmingham. But who knows? He might have a job.

Do you ever get the feeling you’ve read a headline before – especially if it’s about people suffering because they don’t have enough money?

I do – and I’m often the one writing the story.

It isn’t because the story is an old one that’s being recycled; it’s because a previously-reported situation has become worse.

Now, why would that be, in a country whose government has expressed a determination to end the problem (in this case, homelessness)?

Clearly it is because, rather than directly address an issue that they have created with their pointless austerity, the Conservatives in government have palmed it off on local councils – without providing the necessary funds.

Bear that in mind, next time you see a headline that gives you deja vu.

It is simply a reminder that Conservative government doesn’t work.

One in four households in England found to be homeless or under threat of homelessness last year were in paid work at the time, an Observer analysis of government figures reveals.

Data published last week showed that, of more than 260,000 households facing a homelessness crisis, more than a quarter of applications for council support were made by a household member who was in paid employment at the time. In some areas, the proportion of working households facing losing their homes was much higher, reaching more than half in one council, Rutland in the East Midlands.

Source: 25% of households at risk of homelessness are in work | Society | The Guardian

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  1. joanna September 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Hi Mike did you know that shamima Begum is back in the UK, she is being legally represented by cheri Blair.

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