Home and away: out of area moves represent the sharp edge of the housing crisis

If you’re homeless in London in 2016, you’d be wrong to think that you’ll be automatically re-housed in your home area.

As the pressures pile on local councils already under siege due to the housing crisis, more and more homeless families are being sent out of their home borough. This can be just down the road in a neighbouring area, or it could mean moving Slough, Luton, Birmingham, Manchester – wherever the next cluster of cheap housing is sought.

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