Tuesday, March 03 2009
The amount of time people are spending in temporary accommodation is rising, figures obtained by the Welsh Conservatives reveal.
In 2007-08, the average amount of time homeless households spent in temporary accommodation was 169 days. The figures obtained by Darren Millar AM reveal that in the same year the figure for Pembrokeshire rose to 484 days, in Powys to 293 days and in Conwy to 146. In more than half of local authorities the figure has risen over the past four years.
Shadow Local Government Minister, Darren Millar, said: "The circumstances that lead to a family or persons being deemed to be statutorily homeless are very distressing. While being placed in temporary accommodation is a step in the right direction, it is also very difficult time. It is vital that people are re-housed and settled."
And he stressed, "Local Authorities need the appropriate resources to be able to do this as quickly as possible."
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