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Homelessness still 'under radar'

Almost 600 contacted Housing Matters in 2017

Charities are claiming homeless people on the Isle of Man are being let down - because the issue remains largely 'invisible'.

Almost 600 different people contacted staff at Housing Matters last year, including families with young children.

The majority of homeless cases in the Island are 'sofa surfers' or living in unstable conditions.

Bosses have blamed the worsening problem on a lack of public sector housing.

Housing Matters chairman Bill Mummery says the causes are manifold.

Housing Matters also makes regular visits to the Isle of Man Prison to arrange accommodation for inmates ahead of their release.

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