Cost of placing homeless people in B&Bs has risen by more than £20m

January 21, 2020

Home for Denise and her children is one cramped room in a bed and breakfast.

 

Most of the space is taken up by the three beds they share between the six of them - the floor is littered with toys and clothes.

 

They have a small en suite bathroom but there is limited access to a tiny kitchen which is shared with around 30 other people.

 

They have been living like this for more than five months.

 

This is the reality of life for thousands of people forced to live in bed and breakfasts after finding themselves homeless and on long waiting lists for council housing.

 

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