Enough is enough, says homelessness charity
This Christmas, over 120,000 children in Britain are classed as homeless, highlighting the need to put an end to children living long-term in temporary accommodation, says homelessness charity Shelter.
The â€˜Enough is enoughâ€™ campaign is aiming to influence policy and raise awareness: â€œItâ€™s time to make ending homelessness a priorityâ€, says the organisation.
â€œThis year Shelter turned 50, but thereâ€™s nothing golden about this anniversary. Though weâ€™ve achieved a lot since 1966, our work, sadly, remains as important today as ever,â€ comments Shelter.
The charityâ€™s website receives over four million visits a year from the public, and offers advice covering tenantâ€™s rights to how to deal with damp.
â€œThis is a critical time for housing in Britain and more people need our help than ever before. So weâ€™ll also mark this milestone with a renewed drive, focus and commitment. We will strive relentlessly to give people the help they need and to campaign to win long lasting change,â€ said chief executive, Campbell Rob.
â€œAny one of us could become homeless tomorrow. This crisis is not someone elseâ€™s problem. Together, we all face the consequences when thousands of families grow up in homes that are simply not good enough. And together, we can fix it.â€