Number of people homeless in Stoke-on-Trent revealed

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A new report has revealed how many people in Stoke-on-Trent are homeless.

The charity ‘Shelter’ say 43 people in the city are without a home.

17 of those are currently sleeping on the streets.

The other 26 are without a permanent home but have some form of temporary accommodation.

The report also revealed 20,900 people are homeless in the West Midlands, which is a record high.

The region has seen a 22% rise in homelessness since last year.

Shelter are calling on the public to support their ‘urgent appeal’ as we head towards winter.

Shelter Hub Manager, Vicky Hines said: “It’s shocking to think that today, almost 21,000 people in the West Midlands are waking up homeless.

“Some will have spent the night shivering on a cold pavement, others crammed into a dingy, hostel room with their children. And what is worse, many are simply unaccounted for.”

The figures for Stoke compare to 6 people sleeping rough in East Staffordshire and 2 in Staffordshire Moorlands.

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