New research from the homelessness charity, Crisis, shows that nearly 300,000 eligible households sought help from local authorities due to homelessness in 2021/22.

The research showed that while the number of households assessed as homeless fell by 4%, the vast majority of local authorities perceived that footfall had increased, with an increase in requests for assistance from those evicted from the private rented sector. This period also saw a significant increase in temporary accommodation placements and the use of bed and breakfast.  You can read the report here.

London Councils has responded to this research by urging the government to take action. More here.