Massive increase in the number of evicted families seeking assistance

The number has increased one-third from the same number in 2014

The number of people seeking help over being evicted from their homes has increased by a third in just one year.

The Phoenix Project’s Annual Report shows more than 5,400 people reached out for help during 2015 – a rise of more than 1,300 calls on 2014.

Nearly 50,000 family homes face repossession orders in the next two years, which could potentially make more than 122,000 people homeless.

Financial advisor to the Phoenix Project, Tom O’Reilly, says the banks are extremely strict with their guidelines when they’re negotiating on behalf of people: