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75,000 children homeless

Seventy-five thousand children will wake up homeless on Christmas Day, housing charity Shelter has warned.

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Report: 2,750 families in the UK living in B&Bs

  • With homeless rates increasing again the demand for emergency temporary accommodation, such as B&Bs, is getting higher.
  • National Housing Federation research found that between January and March 2011 there were 2,750 families nationwide living in B&Bs.
  • Over the same period in 2012 this had risen to 3,960, an increase of 44%.

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