Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Homeless Families

The number of homeless featured in The Herald today. Among the 56,609 homeless group Scottish Government statistics put the number of single people at more than 33,000. 13,000 single parents and 3000 couples with children were on the list. 6500 men were asked to leave their household while almost 2000 women had to flee violence or abuse at home. 3920 men and 1956 women people sought accommodation after a relationship breakdown. During the year ending March 2008, 3986 families with children without a permanent home applied to councils as homeless.

See Numbers of Scots families without homes soars to 4000.


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