Homelessness ‘rose 25% in England over past three years’
The number of households declared in need of emergency accommodation in England rose by about 25% over the past three years, new figures suggest.
SSentif said some 50,290 families and individuals were classed as homeless in 2011/12, up from 40,020 in 2009/10.
But the data company said spending on tackling homelessness had fallen from £213.7m to £199.8m over that period.
Whilst many enjoyed the Jubilee and now the Olympic games are we not forgetting something as a society, would it really be achievement for a country to win gold medals while children sleep on the streets?
What really troubles me about the times we live in is not just the sheer cultural ignorance but the obessession with human rights, and not responsiblities. The language of responsilibty is different to rights, as with responsibilities its about the individual, group or state actually doing something to help