Big rise in homeless asking councils for help

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Big rise in homeless asking councils for help

There’s been a big rise in the number for people in Northamptonshire and across the East Midlands on thebrink of becoming homeless asking local councils for help.

The charity Shelter says there were more than 17,000 requests in the past five years, that’s up 17%.

Nearly 3,500 lost their homes.

In Peterborough and across the East of England, there were almost 15,000 requests, up 50%.

More than 6,000 lost their homes.

The charity says local authorities need help from the government to deal with rising demand.

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