My work at an advice centre has left me furious at the impact of cuts and lack of social housing here in Birmingham
I work in a homelessness advice centre in Birmingham, where the number of homeless people we see has tripled over the past few years. We now see more than 150 homeless people every day.
This reflects the huge rise in street homelessness in Birmingham since the start of austerity in 2010 – up from 157 cases to 3,479 last year. It means that on a daily basis we see the agonising impact of welfare reform and the lack of investment in social housing.