80,000 homeless kids is a disgrace – and so is the response

Over 80,000 children in Britain will spend Christmas homeless and living in temporary accommodation – a disgraceful fact that has caused Shelter to launch an emergency fundraising appeal. Intervention from Shelter’s advisers can ensure that children are not inappropriately housed in unsuitable Bed and Breakfast and put pressure on local authorities to meet their legal obligation to re-house homeless families in suitable, settled accommodation as soon as possible.

The legal safety net for homeless families is both clear and strong … Read more