Many of you will have watched the BBC’s documentary ’Poor Kids’ on Tuesday night. It was a powerful hour of television that highlighted the plight of children in the UK growing up in poverty. The programme showed the terrible housing conditions that these children were living in, and sadly our research indicates that there are very many more children in Britain living in bad housing conditions. Here Matt Barnes reiterates our findings on the importance of children's housing.  

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Tags: BBC, Children and young people, health, Shelter, bad housing, Eaga Charitable Trust, mental health and housing conditions in Britain, poverty