Section: Homelessness & Rough Sleeping

New report suggests benefit system increases homelessness

Posted 09.04.21
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A new report from Homeless Link looks at the links between the benefits system and homelessness, with a particular focus on London.

The report, which is funded by Trust for London, concludes that a lack of available, affordable accommodation will make it difficult to move people on from emergency accommodation after the pandemic.

A combination of the frozen Local Housing Allowance and the benefits cap means that people simply cannot afford the property that is available.

The report calls on the government to:

The above link provides access to the full report - 'Welfare Benefits and Homelessness'.

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