At least 135,000 children in Britain will be homeless at Christmas

At least 135,000 children will be homeless and living in temporary accommodation across Britain on Christmas day – the highest number for 12 years – according to the housing charity Shelter.

It estimates that a child loses their home every eight minutes, or on average 183 per day. At this rate, 1,647 children will become homeless between now and the general election on 12 December, and over 4,000 by 25 December.

London has the highest concentration of homeless youngsters, up 33% since 2014. Some 88,000 children were homeless and in temporary accommodation in the…
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