Charities highlight plight of children

More than 100,000 children and up to 81,250 families are
homeless, according to a new survey by homeless charity Shelter and
the End Child Poverty Campaign.

Under New Labour, the number of families in England living in
temporary accommodation, many of them with children, has risen by
86 per cent, the group’s briefing paper reveals.

It shows that there are 750,000 families with children living in
poor housing, with a further 300,000 families with children living
in overcrowded housing. More than half of the 12,000 families
currently living in bed and breakfasts include children.

The campaign wants a new housing poverty indicator to be developed
that will produce a more accurate picture of housing poverty.

“Child Poverty, Housing and Homelessness” from

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