Homeless families often have to move out of their local area meaning they leave behind friends and family
who offer vital support.
Homeless families may not be registered with a local GP, dentist, optician or other health services
Homeless children can find it hard to make and keep friends.
Poor physical housing conditions can make it difficult to keep children safe.
‘We like having friends back… but we don’t have them very often because
there’s no room…and because of the rats.’
Sisters Rahma and Jasra, aged 12 and 10.
‘‘I hate the ants. When we first moved in the ants were everywhere,
they crawled all over me and it frightened me… They still crawl all over me.’
‘The thing I don’t like is
we have to move all the time...
At [my old] school I had some
great friends.’Jasra, aged 10.
‘Here we have a living room,
but at the last place [I lived in]
it was really difficult. I had to do my
work on top of the fridge
Kelly, aged 15..