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3 in 10 fear becoming homeless in the next five years


Three in every ten people in the UK fear that they will become homeless in the next five years as the cost of living soars. 

Some 31% of people polled for Amnesty International UK said they are worried about ending up sofa-surfing or in temporary accommodation.

The hike in prices has put additional pressure on those struggling to make ends meet - and even those who had previously considered themselves to be "comfortable." 

To accompany the report, the charity commissioned polling of 2,264 UK adults by Savanta ComRes between May 27 and 29. It found that more than half (54%) of UK adults would assume a person was experiencing homelessness for a personal reason, such as relationship issues or drug dependency.

A smaller proportion (36%) thought this was most likely due to the Government’s failure to provide sufficient housing. 

The government says it's giving 2-billion-pounds to councils over the next three years to deal with homelessness and rough sleeping.