Homelessness escalates in Britain

More and more people in Britain are now relying on the state and charities for a roof over their heads.

    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


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.