128,000 children will wake up homeless on Christmas Day
128-thousand children will apparently wake up homeless in Britain on Christmas Day – the highest figure in a decade.
A report from Shelter also says that figure has increased by two thirds since 2011.
It’s also highlighted how children forced into temporary accommodation develop feelings of anxiety, shame and fear.
Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, described the situation as a “national scandal”, adding: “Many of us will spend Christmas day enjoying all of the festive traditions we cherish, but sadly it’ll be a different story for the children hidden away in cramped B&Bs or hostel rooms.
“Imagine living in a noisy, strange place full of people you don’t know, and waking up exhausted from having no choice but to share a bed with your siblings or parents.”
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