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63 children in Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale classed as homeless

63 children in Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale classed as homeless

Published by May Norman at 1:01pm 3rd December 2019.

10 children become homeless in Yorkshire every day

    • 63 children across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale are homeless and living in temporary accommodation.
    • Shelter has released the figures.
    • Across Yorkshire, that number stands at 810.
    • The charity fears an additional 220 children across the region will be made homeless by Christmas.

There are 63 children classed as homeless across Harrogate, Craven and Wharfedale.

Shelter has released the figures.

In total, 810 youngsters across Yorkshire are living in temporary accommodation.

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10 children lose their home every day in Yorkshire

810 children in Yorkshire are classed as homeless and living in temporary accommodation - a rise of 43% in the last five years. 

Shelter claims there are 52 children across the Harrogate borough who are homeless and living in temporary accommodation by March 2019. 

There are 10 children in Leeds and just 1 in Craven who fall into that category.

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Every child has the right to a safe home

The charity's Generation Homeless report shines a light on the 5,683 families with children in Britain who are currently living in emergency B&Bs and hostels – widely considered the worst type of accommodation.

Polly Neate, chief executive of Shelter, said:

“The fact 10 children in Yorkshire and the Humber become homeless every day is a scandalous figure, and sharp reminder that political promises about tackling homelessness must be turned into real action.

“Day in, day out we see the devastating impact the housing emergency is having on children across the region. While they’re being uprooted from friends and moved into insecure temporary accommodation, their parents are left with the agony of not knowing when their children will have a stable place to call home again. 

“Every child has the right to a safe home and if we act now, our frontline advisers can support more homeless families in Yorkshire and the Humber to get to a better place. Every donation will help Shelter to be there for everyone who need us this Christmas.”

To donate to Shelter’s urgent Christmas appeal please visit www.shelter.org.uk or text SHELTER to 70030 to donate £3. Texts cost your standard network rate + £3. Shelter receives 100% of your donation.

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