People who become homeless are facing major problems finding affordable rented accommodation due to housing shortages. Local advice charity Housing Rights Service (HRS) set up almost 50 years ago, says more help is needed to prevent homelessness occurring in the first place. The charity is highlighting the issue as part of Homelessness Awareness Week.
Most people who contact HRS for assistance are either homeless or at risk of losing their home.
Ursula Toner, Advice Services Manager with HRS said: