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Another Day In Paradise

Shelter Homelessness in England In England, local authorities have duties under the Housing Act 1996 and the Homelessness Act 2002 towards some homeless people. This situation is described as statutory homelessness. "Non-statutory homelessness" covers people who are considered by the local authority to be not eligible for assistance, not in priority need or "intentionally homeless".[1] Reasons for homelessness[edit] In 2007/2008, the Office of the Deputy for Homelessness Statistics produced a table which showed some of the more immediate reasons for homelessness in England.[2] These were not underlying reasons but before the onset of homelessness. 37% - Parents, family, or friends no longer willing or able to accommodate20% - Loss of private dwelling, including tied accommodation19% - Breakdown of relationship with partner4% - Mortgage arrears2% - Rent arrears18% - other The longer term causes of homelessness in England have been examined by a number of research studies. Government treatment of the homeless[edit] General:

The Big Issue Foundation Tyne - Features - Homeless in Newcastle Porchlight Real life stories Please follow the links below to read the real life stories of people who have experienced or been threatened with homelessness and have come to Porchlight for help. From time to time there will also be stories from people that have volunteered at the charity. Please contact the media team if you require further information about using these stories. Aaron’s story – unemployment left him on the streets not knowing where to turn Aaron had a job and his own flat until his zero-hour contract came to an end. Jason’s story – a freak accident left him out of work and severely depressed Jason, 36, worked all his life in the building trade and always provided for his family. Shaunagh’s story – A relationship breakdown with her family led her to some very dark and depressing times Shaunagh, 17, has just moved into Porchlight’s newest young persons’ project in Sittingbourne. Emily – a book of memories Porchlight Adolescent Support Service team member Caroline Kent, tells 12 year-old Emily’s story.