Homelessness is rising sharply and councils, charities and private companies are working to find emergency solutions. Videos produced by Inside Housing and sponsored by Mears outline the scale of the challenge.
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More and more households are living in temporary accommodation in England. In fact the number has increased 65% since 2010, according to official statistics.
Watch the video below outlining five things you need to know about the homelessness crisis, including information about what you can do to help.
The video is one of several produced by Inside Housing and Mears on the homelessness crisis. Watch more of them below:
Councils in England spent more than £1bn on temporary accommodation in the past year, as they took on more responsibility under the Homelessness Reduction Act.
Find out how they are coming up with innovative solutions:
Find out how Luton Council is tackling the homelessness crisis:
Bromley Council has saved £6m a year on temporary accommodation spend through a joint venture. Watch this video to find out more: