Concern over rise in homelessness
RISING homeless rates have sparked fresh concern about changes to the benefits system.
Plaid Cymru is warning that changes made by the Westminster Government in April has worsened the situation, and will continue to have far-reaching effects for Wales, polarising demographics from area to area.
A party spokesman said the UK Government's decision to slash the available benefits meant hundreds of Welsh families no longer received benefits to help them cover the cost of rent, meaning more and more families will be unable to keep their homes and left homeless.
Carmarthenshire Plaid MP Jonathan Edwards said: "The latest figures show the devastating impact the economic challenges are having on Welsh families with little sign of improving.
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"Sadly, Carmarthenshire has found itself with the highest rate of homeless acceptances in the past few months.
"There can be no doubt that Conservative and Lib Dem policies are having a devastating effect on our communities."