One million children in overcrowded housing

Nearly one million children in England are living in overcrowded
housing leading to the spread of infections and the break-up of
families, according to homelessness charity Shelter,
writes Shirley Kumar.
Launching its report, Crowded House, to highlight the plight of an
estimated one in 10 children, Shelter urged the government to build
more family-size homes to get low – income families out of the
poverty trap.
The worst affected areas are in London where almost one in three
children live in cramped social housing provided by housing
associations or councils.  Black and minority ethnic families are
also six times more likely to be living in overcrowded housing than
white households.

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