The report, produced by the charity Shelter, found the number of children who will be homeless on Christmas morning has actually risen by more than 15,000 on last year. This is equivalent to four youngsters in every UK school.
The study also revealed that the number of children living in temporary accommodation is at the highest level since 2008, and is predicted to hit 105,251 by the end of 2015.
Since 2010, the year Prime Minister David Cameron first took office, the number of families living in bed and breakfast accommodation has more than trebled to almost 2,700, the report found.
The study found that thousands of children, as young as 12 years’ old suffered from homelessness.
“Another disappointing fact is that homelessness that begins at such a young age does not cure itself,” said Lee Dribben, CEO for The Ashley Foundation, based in Blackpool, Lancashire.
“The Ashley Foundation, which seeks to assist young adults, has found that systemic homelessness begins early in life and unless checked, continues and is unlikely to reverse on its own,” explained Dribben.
Government can only do so much and that’s where privately run charities, like The Ashley Foundation, come it. The Ashley Foundation is determined to offer the opportunity and the support necessary to encourage and enable personal growth and self-development.
The Ashley Foundation (TAF) is a registered homeless charity, established in 1997 for the purpose of providing accommodation and support to ‘homeless individuals in need’. Committed to treating individuals with dignity and respect, TAF is determined to offer the opportunity and the support necessary to encourage and enable personal growth and self-development. There are many and varied reasons why people become homeless. Relationship breakdown, domestic violence, young people asked to leave home, people with drug and alcohol or mental health issues who are unable to sustain an independent lifestyle and more recently due to recession, where someone might lose their job and are then are unable to pay their mortgage or rent, the list goes on and on. Helping someone to rebuild relationships with family or friends, stay in education, take up employment and training opportunities or deal with their drug and alcohol or mental health problem is as much about tackling homelessness as is securing a roof over their head. For more information visit https://www.theashleyfoundation.org.uk.