- Aug 1, 2014
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Homelessness has reached a record-high with more than 170,000 families and individuals experiencing destitution in an increase caused by a doubling of those sleeping rough or in tents, cars and public transport, a study suggests.
The scale of homelessness was 13% higher last year compared to 2012, with an increase seen every year in between, according to the research published on Sunday by charity Crisis.
The majority are sofa-surfing or living in hostels, but 12,300 were sleeping rough, nearly 12,000 in vehicles and tents and almost 21,000 in “unsuitable” temporary accommodation, the study said.
Over five years in Great Britain, these types of precarious living are believed to have increased by around 100%.
Nearly 600 homeless people died last year, a rise of almost a quarter over five years.
On average they were dying at the age of 44 – a life expectancy nearly half that for people in stable housing – because of high rates of suicide, drug poisonings and alcohol-related issues.
Over the next 10 years, 46% of UK population growth is projected to result from more births than deaths, with 54% resulting from net international migration. The UK population is projected to pass 70 million by mid-2029 and be 72.9 million in mid-2041.
I have no idea how Britain is going to accommodate the swelling numbers of people into the island. Theresa May recent signed the UK into joining the UN's Global Migration Pact, which calls for 'regular migration', 'population replacement migration', as well as laws barring the very criticism of migration as hate speech. No one seems to be minding the store.