Divorce and relationship breakdowns are contributing to the number
of hidden homeless people, according to the latest research from
homelessness charity Crisis.
A survey of 150 people, 101 men and 49 women, from across England
found that 53 per cent of respondents cited splitting up from their
spouse or partner as the trigger for becoming homeless.
Another 28 per cent said they became homeless after their parents
or step-parents threw them out of the family home and 16 per cent
said they were forced to flee because of verbal or physical
Crisis has launched two new services called Crisis Skylight, which
will give homeless people the opportunity to learn life skills; and
Crisis Changing Lives, which will offer financial support for
training courses and cash to help them set up their own
Next month Crisis will launch a national radio and poster campaign
to raise awareness of hidden homelessness.
More at www.crisis.org.uk