EADT – Why did Suffolk County Council spend thousands in one month on accommodation for young people in B&Bs?

Thousands of pounds were spent in one month on accommodating vulnerable Suffolk teenagers in bed and breakfasts, because “no immediate alternative was available”.

Suffolk County Council’s most recent financial spending data for September shows its Children and Young People’s department spent £32,000 on B&B stays, mainly in Lowestoft.

The council’s Labour group said there had been increasing use of B&Bs over the summer due to difficulties with the new “16+ provision” and an influx of newly-arrived unaccompanied asylum seekers.

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