The number of people in homeless accommodation has gone above 10,000 for the first time since February 2020.
According to figures from the Department of Housing for April there were 10,049 in hotels and B&Bs - up 2% from March's total.
🟥10,049 people accessing emergency accommodation in April - highest since Feb 2020.
🔴 Up 2% on March.
🔴 4.7% increase in children to 2,944.
NB: Numbers don't include rough sleepers, women in refuge centres, Direct Provision or Ukrainian refugees in pledged accommodation. https://t.co/AN70o1BrEF
— Ben Finnegan (@_BenFinnegan) May 27, 2022
It includes 2,944 children.
The total from the Government doesn't include Ukrainian refugees in pledged accommodation, Direct Provision, women in refuge centres or rough sleepers.