Shelter: Food on the table vs a roof over your head

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.

– Campbell Robb, Shelter chief executive

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5m families 'cut back on food'

More than five million families with children cut back on food in 2012 as they struggled to stay in their homes, according to new research by housing charity Shelter.