A British child becomes homeless every eight minutes, Shelter report finds

A child in Britain becomes homeless every eight minutes with figures reaching a 13-year high, according to a new report. Sky News reports.

Shelter’s “Generation Homeless” report found that 183 children lose their homes every day – marking the first time it has been able to uncover the exact rate.

At least 135,000 children will be living in temporary accommodation on Christmas Day, the study found.

The report highlighted the story of Will, whose family was made homeless after a Section 21 “no-fault” eviction and now lives in a single room in a bed and breakfast in Ilford, east London.

“Life in the B&B is horrible, it’s worse than being in a real-life horror film,” the 10-year-old said.

“I find it really hard to do my homework as I get distracted by my little brother and I don’t have another room to work in peace.”

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