Nowhere to go: the scandal of homeless children in B&Bs
- Document type
- Garvie, Deborah
- Date of publication
- 1 November 2013
- Housing and Homelessness, Children and Young People
- Social welfare
- Material type
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About 80,000 children in England, Scotland and Wales are homeless. In the short-term the Government must strengthen our housing safety net to avoid homeless children being accommodated far away from their local area or in unsuitable B&Bs. A stronger safety net will allow families the time they need to get back into work and secure a settled home. In the long term, we need an adequate supply of decent, affordable homes to prevent so many families being unable to find somewhere suitable to live. But in the short-term, those who fall on hard times need early advice and support to avoid losing the family home. And for those who become homeless, local authorities need to be able obtain suitable accommodation that prevents children from facing any further trauma and disruption to their lives, and allows their families to get back on their feet.
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