Kids Homeless By Christmas

5 November 2013, 09:35 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Capital's been told 750 children in the East Midlands are likely to be homeless this Christmas.

The charity Shelter says most of those are part of families whose parents have lost their homes because of unemployment.

Many are in temporary accomodation but Adam Terry from Shelter says the conditions are not ideal:

'Whole families living in a single room, perhaps forced to eat their dinner on the floor every night, parents and children sharing beds.

'We've even heard about children witnessing open drug use in communal areas or being threatened with violence'

Across Britain the charity warns that there are 80,000 children facing this Christmas homeless.