Record numbers of people are sleeping out on the streets or stuck in the cramped confines of a hostel room. There are at least 61 people that are known too be sleeping rough and 2,243 people are living in temporary accommodations in surrey. National there has been a 4% rise in homeless, 13,000 more people are homeless in 2018, compared to 2017. Specifically, in Reigate and Banstead there are 3 known Rough sleepers and 456 people in temporary accommodation.

The introduction of universal credit presence a major risk, Other challenges that could increase homeliness in surrey is the lack of affordable housing, the rising levels of personal debt Due to the perfect storm of spiralling rents, welfare cuts and a total lack of social housing.

Shelters are calling on the public to support its frontline advisers, as more people are trying to find homes. The new Homelessness Reduction Act changes the way in which we try to help residents who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Surry country council are taking steps to prevent people from becoming homeless they will help people that is at risk of losing their home. Surrey Heath Borough Council will have to help people who are homeless to secure suitable accommodation, regardless of whether they are ‘intentionally homeless’ or in ‘priority need’. This will mean that all eligible households are offered help to find a home, although there is not a duty on the Council to directly provide everybody who is homeless with accommodation.