Squalor of temporary housing holds back UK homeless, says report

Failings in system mean users struggle to take steps towards more permanent accommodation, IPPR research finds People without a home can spend as long as 36 years living in and out of often dilapidated hostels, B&Bs and refuges while waiting for help to find a permanent residence, a damning report reveals. A system designed to aid the destitute is instead said to be abandoning those seeking stability while offering them unacceptably squalid conditions in which to live, according to a report by the IPPR thinktank. Continue reading...