Although homelessness in Sunderland is not such a major problem as in some of the other large cities in the U.K., it is still a problem that is with us. Figures for homelessness within Sunderland are hard to define as there is only the information the people are willing to report.

There is visible homelessness which is uncommon here...
a. Living rough.
b. Squatting and living in derelict buildings.

There is hidden homelessness - possibly as many as 1800.
a. Those staying with friends.
b. In Bed and Breakfast accommodation.
c. In Hostels.
d. In Bed-sits.

There are quite a lot of homeless people who suffer from some sort of mental illness.