Embargoed to 0001 Thursday November 3 Undated handout photo issued by Shelter of Glenn (no surname given) and his children who are living in an emergency hostel after becoming homeless, as more than 120,000 children across Britain face spending this Christmas homeless and in temporary accommodation, according to analysis by Shelter. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday November 3, 2016. See PA story MONEY Children. Photo credit should read: Laurie Garnons-Williams/Shelter/PA Wire NOTE TO EDITORS: This handout photo may only be used in for editorial reporting purposes for the contemporaneous illustration of events, things or the people in the image or facts mentioned in the caption. Reuse of the picture may require further permission from the copyright holder.

The number of homeless children living in temporary accommodation has soared by almost 40 per cent in the past three years, new figures reveal, compounding fears Britain is facing a “catastrophic” housing crisis.
Councils are housing 120,540 children with their families in temporary shelter, an increase of 32,650 extra children since 2014.
Labour’s shadow housing minister John Healey said ministers should “hang their heads in shame” over the “shocking” figures.
“In a country as decent and well off as ours every child should have a home to go to,” he said.
“This is the direct result of decisions made by Conservative Ministers over the last seven years – the lowest number of affordable homes for 24 years, no protection for private renters, and big cuts to charity and council budgets.” 
Temporary accommodation is meant to be an interim solution while residents wait for permanent housing, but charities have warned many families are being left in “limbo” …