Increase in children staying in temporary accommodation in Scotland

Homelessness statistics show local authorities received about 17,100 applications for homelessness assistance during April to September 2016, three per cent lower than in the same period in 2015.

However, the number of children in temporary accommodation increased by 826 (17 per cent), when comparing figures from 30 September 2016 with the same date in 2015.

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