More than 1,400 families are homeless in the wealthiest area of the UK

– February 14, 2018

One in every seven families living in the wealthiest area of the UK is technically homeless, according to reports.

Homeless charity Shelter said a total of 1,441 families living in the London borough of Kensington and Chelsea are staying in temporary accommodation or places that are insecure, unsafe or could not “reasonably” be called a home.

Overall, around 44,000 families in the capital are classed as homeless by Shelter, an increase of 46% over the past five years.

Among some of those homeless families include those displaced in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire who still have not been permanently rehomed.