There’s nothing more comforting than pulling on a warm, cosy pair of slippers and relaxing at home on a cold winter’s night. But not everyone is lucky enough to enjoy that experience. This Christmas, housing charity Shelter is focusing on the families who don’t have homes or are at risk of losing them. Shelter’s staff and volunteers are hard at work all year round, but there are still families who aren’t able to get the help they need. Christmas is a critical time for them.
Campbell Robb, chief executive of Shelter, said: “Tragically this year marks the shocking milestone of 100,000 children waking up homeless at Christmas. Shelter's advisers can make the difference between a family losing their home and keeping it but we're finding it harder and harder to keep up with demand. We urgently need more support this Christmas to make sure we can be there for every family that needs us.”