Chance of a lifetime: the impact of bad housing on children’s lives

Document type
Report
Author(s)
Harker, Lisa
Publisher
Shelter
Date of publication
1 September 2006
Subject(s)
Housing and Homelessness, Children and Young People
Collection
Social welfare
Material type
Reports

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Poor housing during childhood has huge financial and social costs across many areas including health, education and the economy. This report shows the destructive ‘housing effect’ that denies more than one million children in England a fair start in life. Tackling poor conditions, homelessness and overcrowding will help children to thrive and improve their life chances.

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