Charities slam UK for ignoring brutal housing crisis

Charities in the United Kingdom have slammed the government’s failure to tackle the rising levels of homelessness in the country, which left hundreds dead last year, saying the housing crisis in Britain had become more brutal and horrifying than ever.

Polly Neate, chief executive of housing charity Shelter, said Tuesday that a recent study which showed 449 homeless people died in Britain last year, many while sleeping rough, exposed the “unforgivable” nature of the housing crisis in the country.

“This important investigation lays bare the true brutality of our housing crisis,” said Neate, adding, “Rising levels of homelessness are a national disgrace, but it is utterly unforgivable that so many homeless people are dying unnoticed and unaccounted for.”

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