Analysis by Heriot-Watt University found 9,100 people are currently sleeping on the streets across Britain - the previous estimate was 4,100...
Responding to the Crisis report forecasting a 76% rise in rough sleeping, Liberal Democrat Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Wera Hobhouse said:
“In 2017 no-one should be homeless, living in a bed and breakfast or worrying whether they will have a roof over their head from one month to the next. This is a national scandal which the government are failing to tackle, so it will only get worse."
“We need more homes built and they need to be truly affordable."
“Britain is one of the richest nations on earth, it is an utter disgrace that thousands of people are sleeping rough on the streets every night, and appalling to think that the numbers are growing.”