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Homeless families being placed outside London

Our People - GN
3 July, 2015

If you are a homeless family and you have approach the council for assistance, it is becoming increasingly likely that you will be placed outside of the Borough. We are aware of examples of people from London being placed as far as Durham, Oldham and the Isle of Anglesey in Wales.

Secret figures put together by London boroughs show 1,388 households were placed outside of the capital by London councils between July 2013 and June 2014.

Some people blame the rise in the benefit cap meaning that it has become increasingly more difficult to secure accommodation in London.  Joanna Kennedy, chief executive of anti-poverty charity Zacchaeus 2000 Trust, said: ‘Uprooting parents who are often vulnerable from the wider family support networks… can be disastrous for their well-being.’

If you are affected by homelessness or have been placed outside of the Borough, we at GN Law may be able to help you.

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