Number of families in temporary accommodation soars

New figures show that since 1997, when Labour came to power nationally, the number of households living in temporary accommodation in Haringey has soared from 2,322 to 5,447 – the second highest number in London and four times the London average.

This extraordinary increase in the number of people living in temporary accommodation, often in terrible and run down states, is one of Labour’s biggest failings.

Not only is Haringey failing to find decent housing for these often vulnerable people, but my casework postbag offers evidence of the terrible state of many of these temporary homes. Haringey Council needs to own up to this failing, and address this as a matter of urgency.

(You can read more about this story in the news release on my main site.)