Homelessness: Children

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 7th January 2016.

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Photo of John Pugh John Pugh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of children who will be homeless between 1 December 2015 and 1 January 2016.

Photo of Marcus Jones Marcus Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Local Government)

We have maintained homelessness prevention funding for local authorities, through the provisional local government finance settlement totalling £315 million by 2019/20.

We have increased central government funding for homelessness programmes to £139 million over the Spending Review period.

There were 103,430 children and expected children in temporary accommodation arranged by local authorities in England as at 30 September 2015. The Department does not produce forecasts of homelessness.

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