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Homeless rise in Wales could get worse, says Dr Peter Mackie

The number of people claiming they are homeless in Wales has gone up for the second year running.

Figures obtained by BBC Wales show more than 19,000 people said they had nowhere to live an increase of around 25% in the last financial.

The Welsh government say they are looking to address the issue with forthcoming legislation.

Cardiff University lecturer Dr Peter Mackie led a review of homelessness for the government.

He told Felicity Evans of BBC Radio Wales the scale of the problem maybe worse than the latest figures show and has not yet peaked.

  • 20 Dec 2012
  • From the section Wales