Prime Minister warned as number of homeless hits record levels, figures reveal
Tory MPs have told Theresa May that tackling homelessness will be a key test of her commitment to social justice after official figures showed it had risen to its highest level for nearly a decade.
A total of 15,170 households were classed as homeless in the three months to June 2016 - a jump of 10% on the same period last year.
Around a third of these are in London, according to new figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).
The last time a higher level was recorded in England was in the period April-June 2008, when 15,680 households were classed as homeless.... read more
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