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People at risk of homelessness in Newark and Sherwood up nearly 40%

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People who are homeless, or at risk of being so, has risen by nearly 40% in the district in a year.

The increase — put down to the cost-of-living crisis and coronavirus — means Newark and Sherwood District Council is having to employ more staff to tackle the situation.

Existing employees in the housing options team are under a lot of pressure, a cabinet meeting was told, and more staff may have to be taken on.

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