128,000 children will spend Christmas Day homeless
Many families sleep in the same rooms at hostels (Picture: PA)

On Christmas Day, 128,000 children will wake up homeless in Britain.

The figure is the highest it has been for a decade and has been described as a ‘national scandal’ by Polly Neate, the chief executive of housing charity Shelter.

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Shockingly, it has jumped by two thirds since 2011.


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