But this is still a relatively small part of the whole.
The biggest proportion, 20%, are those who can no longer stay with a friend or a relative.• In the last three months of 2011, 12,830 households were accepted as homeless, up 18% on the same period the previous year• Increasingly, people are being put up in bed and breakfast accommodation – which is up 37% on the previous year after years of declines• Decrease in the use of accommodation leased by the private sector to local authorities, by 6% from 27,730 to 26,080 households.
Of these, 280 were from Eastern Europe, 300 were from other EU countries and 1,240 were from the rest of the world.
In fact, 8,540 households are homeless because their short lease came to an end, up 39% on 2010• Birmingham has the highest numbers of homeless people, with 925 households - but the highest rate in England is in Waltham Forest, north-east London, where 2.55 households per 1,000 are accepted as homeless, compared to an England figure of 0.59.Across London, homelessness is up by 27.4% Only a small number come from abroad - a total of 1,810 foreign nationals were accepted as homeless between 1 October and 31 December 2011.Most of those accepted are white, although other ethnicities are slightly over-represented, compared to their proportions across the UK.She also criticised "the way the campaign was being run. These bins allowed waste to be stored more efficiently and were easier for operatives to move than a fleet of small, standard dustbins.
They were also able to be mechanically lifted – so they certainly helped save the back of many a worker.
However, the wheel turned once again, and the wheeled bin was soon to come rolling over the horizon.
It was safer, as there was less risk of operatives cutting themselves on broken glass or other sharp items that might protrude from a sack; and more secure from rats, seagulls and anything else that might have an interest in the contents of your rubbish.
This isn't every person without a home in England - only those accepted as unintentionally homless by their local authority.
• 69,460 children (or expected children) are living in homeless households – three quarters of the total accepted• An increase of 44% in households who are homeless after repossession to 1,520.
Faced with a stream of waste that wasn’t just ashes, householders began to fashion their own metal waste containers out of tins and the like.