Homeless fear for London women at living crisis ‘sharp end’

Homeless fear for London women at living crisis ‘sharp end’

The Standard · 2022-03-23
07:48

While chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled measures aimed to ease the cost-of-living crisis, for many Londoners it’s simply not enough.

Inflation and spiking bills are heaping misery on the capital’s most vulnerable people - with at-risk women often suffering most from the economic fallout.

Eleanor Greenhalgh, Women’s Development Unit manager for Solace Women’s Aid and the Connection at St Martin’s, examines the impact of today’s Spring Statement.

It comes after an increase in women sleeping rough on the streets of central London during the pandemic.

Last month, analysis by a cross-party group found there were almost twice as many women impacted by “hidden homelessness” in the capital than men.

Now, with funding from the Evening Standard’s homeless appeal, the Women’s Development Unit run through the Solace Women’s Aid and the Connection at St Martin’s charities is helping more female clients than ever.


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