Thousands of ‘hidden homeless’ people sleep in dangerous conditions in London every night, a damning report has found.
As many as 12,500 people are forced to stay with strangers and sleep on public transport every night in the capital, leaving them at serious risk of assault, according to a study compiled by the London Assembly.
But London’s ‘hidden homeless’, who are often not recognised in official figures as they find shelter in places such as illegal squats, are not receiving vital support from councils, the report added.
It found the only one in five people aged 16 to 24 seek help from local councils.
From The London Evening Standard
The National Theatre set to host debate on homelessness in the UK 🇬🇧
Taking place Thursday 2 February, 2018
The discussion will be chaired by Evening Standard Editor Sarah Sands with speakers including Centrepoint CEO Seyi Obakin, Shelter Ambassador Louise Walker, writer and director Alexander Zeldin and Deputy Mayor for Housing James Murray.