Research 'This is no place for a child': The experiences of homeless families in emergency accommodation
By: Jenny Pennington and Catharine Banks Published: October 2015
- Shelter_Homelessness_Report_2015.pdf (PDF 176.3 KB)
The devastating results of the housing shortage are now being felt by over a hundred thousand children. At the end of June 2015, 105,000 children were homeless in Great Britain - the equivalent of four in every school
This report draws on the latest government statistics and interviews with twenty families who shared their experiences about living and raising their children in B&Bs and hostels. The research tells the stories of homeless children, their living situation, how it affects their day to day life, their health, their wellbeing, their education and their childhood.