More than 2,700 people across Nottinghamshire will spend Christmas without a home this year.
New figures show more than 2,700 people across Nottinghamshire will spend Christmas without a home this year and local charity Framework says it is “no surprise.” The national housing charity Shelter says the figures for Nottinghamshire include around 1,340 children who are stuck in temporary accommodation such as B&Bs.
Nottingham is currently battling a homelessness crisis, with rough sleeping figures earlier this year being their highest on record on families now being offered accommodation in high-rise flats due to a housing shortage.
Andrew Redfern, the Chief Executive of Framework, says that the Government is creating a “hostile environment” for social housing as Shelter’s figures show homelessness across England is at a record high.
This may be a shocking figure, but sadly it is not surprising. We are all too aware of the sharp rise in all forms of homelessness, including rough sleeping.
Despite the challenges, Framework frontline services will continue to support individuals in finding a safe and secure place to call home this winter.
We can only achieve this through the kindness and generosity of further supporters.
Please consider supporting the Framework Winter Appeal to help maintain vital services supporting people on the streets, getting people into accommodation and helping them to resettle into the community.
You can make your donation here: https://donate.frameworkha.org/page/136602/donate/1?ea.tracking.id=NPTCH_NottsLive&fbclid=IwAR1jkOvo91jdccRTh6QY9AkYnM8ZhXMuVi5HPVYDaVtg6GkjGnO6CZHuWA8