[QODLink]
Europe
Homelessness escalates in Britain
More and more people in Britain are now relying on the state and charities for a roof over their heads.
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2011 18:38

Homelessness in one of the world’s richest country is on the rise. More and more people in Britain are now relying on the state and charities for a roof over their heads.
 
In the second quarter of this year, around 9,000 homes were repossessed in Britain.

Interest rates here are low at the moment but there are fears that when they do eventually rise, more families will struggle. And more will end up turning to the authorities to help provide a roof over their heads.

Emma Hayward travelled to the city of Bristol to find out how the rising cost of living is affecting people from all walks of life.

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
City
Featured on Al Jazeera
Muslim volunteers face questioning and threat of arrest, while aid has been disrupted or blocked, charities say.
Six months on, outrage and sorrow over the mass schoolgirl abduction has disappeared - except for families in Nigeria.
ISIL combatants seeking an 'exit strategy' from Mideast conflict need positive reinforcement back home, analysts say.
European nation hit by a wave of Islamophobia as many young fighters join ISIL in Syria and Iraq.
Featured
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Since she was 16-years-old, Scottish Nationalist Party's Sturgeon has strove for independence from the UK.
Armed group's ransom success with German hostages marks a re-emergence, as authorities investigate ISIL links.
Western nations are moving into the resource-rich country after decades of disinterest, challenging China's interests.