In the current economic climate your support is needed more than ever to help Action for Children tackle youth homelessness. To find out more about the issues affecting young people today read the stories below.
01:10, June 20, 2012
Children are at an increasing risk of becoming homeless as the total number living in poverty remains above 2 million, official figures show.
Figures released by the Department for Communities and Local Government revealed a sharp rise in the number of homeless households. Local council data showed 50,290 households were accepted as homeless and in priority need, a 14% increase on the year before.
03:39, April 12, 2012
The number of homeless households in England has
risen by almost a fifth compared with the same period
last year, official figures show.
Some 12,830 families and individuals were newly classed
as homeless between 1 October and 31 December 2011.
03:37, April 12, 2012
Charities have warned that official figures showing a 14%
rise in people classed as homeless are just the “tip of the
iceberg”, because they fail to capture huge numbers who
have been displaced from their home and are living with
friends, in hostels or on the streets.
03:40, April 12, 2012
The Communities and Local Government department
(CLG) has reported a 20 percent increase in the numbers
of people sleeping rough on the streets of the UK.
There have been increases in rough sleeping in eight out
of nine regions. In autumn 2011 when the last count took
place, there were 2,181 recorded as sleeping rough at
any one night in England.