Rise in homeless families living in B & Bs

Almost two thousand families in London are now living in Bed and Breakfast accommodation.

New figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government show that 1,910 families with children reside in B&Bs compared to1,020 in the same period in 2011.

820 families with children or a pregnant woman now live in B&B accommodation for more than six weeks – more than in the whole of 2011.