Britain’s housing crisis: Homeless kids forced to live in shipping containers – report
Thousands of homeless British children are living in makeshift accommodation, including shipping containers and cramped former office blocks, putting their health at serious risk, according to a new report.
Research published on Wednesday by Anne Longfield, the children’s commissioner for England, reveals that 210,000 young people in homeless families are having to live in temporary housing.
Longfield believes that the housing system, which leaves thousands of families living in insecure places for long periods of time in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, is a “scandal.”
Something has gone very wrong with our housing system when children