House crisis 'is dragging more families into homelessness'

In a B&B whole families can find themselves sharing one room and they are often shut out of their accommodation during the day, causing huge disruption todaily routines of school and work.

Every child deserves a decent home to comeback to after school, where they feel secure, and where they can sit down to do their homework. That is what temporary accommodation provides.

Without the safety net of temporary accommodation, thousands more families will find themselves in a vicious cycle of homelessness.

– David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation

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Families in B&Bs on the rise

The number of homeless families living in temporary bed and breakfast accommodation has risen by almost half in the first few months of 2012, according to the National Housing Federation.