5 in 10 homeless services saw their funding fall in 2012, while homeless numbers increased by 10%

5 in 10 homeless services saw their funding fall in 2012, while homeless numbers increased by 10%

With the number of homeless people increasing by 10% in 2012 , the annual ‘Survey of Needs and Provision’, found that nearly five out of ten projects saw their funding fall – by an average of 17%.

With most services reliant on local authority funding, the findings indicate that the capacity of the sector to house and help new homeless people has fallen.
In the year to November 2012, 58 accommodation projects closed and 1,811 bed spaces were lost.

The number of full-time staff has reduced by 16% since 2010.

There has also been a decrease in the number of services offering targeted support to help clients with the most complex problems.

I know we won’t solve the Homeless problem alone but I hope from the bottom of my heart that it will do some good in bringing awareness to this problem in Britains society and am compelled to make this. Thanks to all that are supporting this page, film you and you doing so will help some of the UKs most vulnerable people.

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