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Q. How many children are living in temporary accommodation?

Let it go: Elsa is an installation created by former homeless artist David Tovey for Shelter’s carol service (November 2017). “Two kids sharing one toy broke my heart. It’s just a dirty old doll. How can there be 128,000 children homeless in this country and 4 million living in poverty?” This November David will be in Manchester directing his stunning opera, Man on Bench Fairytale at the old Mayfield train depot. The performance involves around 100 people who’ve faced homelessness and will close the international festival of With One Voice Arts & Homelessness. Let it go: Elsa is an installation created by former homeless artist David Tovey for Shelter’s carol service (November 2017). “Two kids sharing one toy broke my heart. It’s just a dirty old doll. How can there be 128,000 children homeless in this country and 4 million living in poverty?” This November David will be in Manchester directing his stunning opera, Man on Bench Fairytale at the old Mayfield train depot. The performance involves around 100 people who’ve faced homelessness and will close the international festival of With One Voice Arts & Homelessness.

 Research by Polly Evans

England

• Of the 79,880 households with children and/or a pregnant woman placed in temporary accommodation at the end of March 2018, 2,180 (3.6%) were in B&Bs. Of these 2,180 households, 800 had been in B&Bs for six or more weeks.

• 68% of households placed in temporary accommodation at the end of March 2018 were from London households. Source: Households in temporary accommodation report (House of Commons Library, July 2018)

 

Scotland

• There were 10,933 households in temporary accommodation, an increase of 60 households (+ 1%) since last year.

• Of these households in temporary accommodation, 3,349 had children.

• The number of children in temporary accommodation increased by 557 children (+9%), to 6,615, compared with the same date one year ago. Source: National statistics publication for Scotland (01/04/17 – 31/03/18)

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