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UK News Child becomes homeless every eight minutes, Shelter report finds

08:05  03 december  2019
08:05  03 december  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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A child in Britain becomes homeless every eight minutes with figures reaching a 13-year high, according to a new report . Shelter 's "Generation Homeless " report found that 183 children lose their homes every day - marking the first time it has been able to uncover the exact rate.

Around 100,000 children were homeless last year, causing educational and behavioural problems and sickness, a new report by Shelter reveals. Researchers also studied 50 children in 21 families and found that the lack of permanent accommodation severely affected almost every aspect of their lives

a young boy in a red shirt: Will describes living in a B&B as 'worse than being in a real-life horror film' © PA Will describes living in a B&B as 'worse than being in a real-life horror film'

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"That is astonishing! We'll probably find one or two others that have happened down the years but I don't know how you can drop this. More from UK. British child becomes homeless every eight minutes , Shelter report finds .

Housing charity Shelter estimates on average 183 children lose their homes per day. Polly Neate, Shelter ’s chief executive, said: “The fact 183 children become homeless every day is a scandalous figure and sharp reminder that political promises about tackling homelessness must be turned into

Our Christmas Together Appeal connects people in crisis to the vital services who can help. Join us or donate here.

A child in Britain becomes homeless every eight minutes with figures reaching a 13-year high, according to a new report.

Shelter's "Generation Homeless" report found that 183 children lose their homes every day - marking the first time it has been able to uncover the exact rate.

At least 135,000 children will be living in temporary accommodation on Christmas Day, the study found.

Video: Homeless child, 5, pictured eating dinner off cardboard on Dublin street (The Independent)

It also highlighted the impact of temporary accommodation such as emergency B&Bs and hostels, where 5,683 homeless families with children currently live.

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Those skills can help a homeless person find work and maybe even a better life. 9. Advocate. Call your local homeless shelters to find out what items are needed, then contact your local scout troops or civic organizations to organize food drives or other fundraising events to pull those items together.

A Promised Bed For Every Child . The shelter , funded by the city of Portland and Multnomah Earlier in this series, OPB reported that the building Human Solutions was housing these families in had It became unsustainable for us,” said Mark Jolin, director of the Joint Office of Homeless Services

The report found one in 107 children in Great Britain were homeless and being housed in temporary accommodation.

Shelter found these facilities were often sub-standard and lacked privacy and security for families.

A homeless woman and child huddle under a ledge A homeless woman and child huddle under a ledge

The report highlighted the story of Will, whose family was made homeless after a Section 21 "no-fault" eviction and now lives in a single room in a bed and breakfast in Ilford, east London.

"Life in the B&B is horrible, it's worse than being in a real-life horror film," the 10-year-old said.

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The report found that the typical homeless child transferred schools midyear at least two times during Homeless children were more likely than those with stable housing to be on the wrong side of a huge One in every six students identified as still learning English was classified as homeless

Shelter ’s Generation Homeless report found that 6,795 children were in temporary accommodation as of March 31, meaning that one in every 160 children in Scotland was without a home. It said the number in temporary accommodation had risen from 4,155 in the period in 2014, a jump of 64 per cent.

"There's no room to do anything, even if I'm reading my book, as I'm still going to get annoyed by someone. I've been told off by someone for running in the small corridor.

"You can't do much, you can't play much. I don't get to play that often.

Gallery: Bed Every Night homeless shelter scheme in Tamebridge (Manchester Evening)

a plant in a garden: Needles that residents say have been found around the ABEN service at the Ryecroft Library

"Sometimes me and my little brother Harry, we fight for the one chair, because we both want to sit at the table, and sometimes he wins and sometimes I win.

"I find it really hard to do my homework as I get distracted by my little brother and I don't have another room to work in peace."

The charity found the number of children who were homeless and living in temporary accommodation had risen by 51% in Britain in the last five years.

young homeless man sleeping on the street, poverty, city © bodnarchuk young homeless man sleeping on the street, poverty, city

In England, there are an additional 4,470 families with children who are homeless but have sourced their own temporary accommodation. These families are not included in Shelter's figures, but are also officially without a home.

"The fact 183 children become homeless every day is a scandalous figure and sharp reminder that political promises about tackling homelessness must be turned into real action," said Shelter chief executive Polly Neate.

“Our Christmas Together Appeal proudly supports Age UK and The Children’s Society who are providing vital services to society’s most vulnerable this festive season. Because no one should feel alone. Together we can make a big difference. Join us here.” Our Christmas Together Appeal proudly supports Age UK and The Children’s Society who are providing vital services to society’s most vulnerable this festive season. Because no one should feel alone. Together we can make a big difference. Join us here.

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