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Croydon among worst areas in the country for homelessness

Inside Croydon

There will be more people sleeping rough on the streets of Croydon tonight than in the city of Birmingham.

There are twice as many people sleeping rough in Croydon today than in 2014

Those are part of the shocking statistics revealed by Shelter, the homelessness charity, who have used official government data and Freedom of Information requests to estimate that 307,000 people are sleeping rough, or accommodated in temporary housing, bed and breakfast rooms, or hostels in Britain today – an increase of 13,000 over the past year.

Shelter said the figures were an underestimate as they did not include the “hidden homeless”, people who have nowhere to live but are not recorded as needing housing assistance.

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