In the last three years the number of homeless people in our region has risen by more than a quarter.
Research revealed today by SSentif shows that the number of people classified as homeless has increased by 14% year-on-year and by 25% in the last three years, with some areas showing an increase of up to 600% in the last twelve months.
In Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire homelessness has increased by 26.29% in the last three years.
Sheffield has the second largest increase in homeless people in the country. The city reported 1,383 households as priority homeless in the latest figures, an increase of 437 people (46%) on 2009/10.
Leeds also features in the worst ten places, with 553 households classed as priority homeless, an increase of 270 people (63%) on 2009/10.