Shelter said it is bracing itself for an increase in demand for help due to Government benefit cuts.
It comes as the housing charity announces that five million families have cut back on food to meet payments on their home.
These startling figures show the daily heartache millions of parents are going through as they face the choice between putting food on the table and paying for the roof over their head...
For thousands of people already desperately battling to keep their home, further benefit changes next month could be the final blow.
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