Britain is the sixth richest country in the world however increasing numbers of people are becoming homeless and forced to live on the street where many of them end up dead.
In order for the British Queen, who owns 1/6th of the planet’s territory, to solve the national scandal, the British government says it is spending US$1.5 billion to tackle homelessness with the intention of ending rough sleeping by 2027.
Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May told the House of Commons: “We want to ensure rough sleeping becomes a thing of the past.” However, according to newspaper The Independent, the number of women with children sleeping rough has almost doubled.
A shortage of housing options has left homeless people at risk, according to the cross party committee of MP’s who say the issue in England is a “national crisis.”
Under UK law, homelessness includes people living rough, single people staying in hostels and those in temporary accommodation. Around 120,000 children don’t have a permanent home.
The UK is now working to halve rough sleeping by 2022 and abolish it completely by 2027.
BBC / ABC Flash Point Homeless News 2018.