PressTV-UK homelessness doubles, hits record high: Study

Homelessness in Britain has reached a record-high, with more than 170,000 families and individuals experiencing rough sleeping during Christmas, according to a study.

Crisis, a British charity for homeless people, released the results of a study on homelessness on Sunday, showing the number of rough sleepers in the country doubled in the past five years.

The charity said 170,000 families and individuals across Britain had to cope with homelessness this year, including rough-sleeping in tents, cars and public transport.

The research said the number of rough-sleepers in Britain increased by nearly 100 percent last year compared to 2012 to reach a whopping figure of 12,300 cases. Another 12,000 people stayed in vehicles or tents in 2017.

This comes as homeless people will only be allowed into emergency shelters in large cities if the temperatures drop to freezing degrees.

The British government has repeatedly pledged to tackle the issue of…

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