Bursting at the seams: why 310,000 children are sharing beds with family members

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The National Housing Federation recently published stark figures showing the extent of chronic overcrowding caused by a lack of affordable housing. Emily Twinch finds out what might be done about it

A 38-year old woman in Islington dreams of having her own business, opening up a kitchen. But for five years Sabrina has felt her life has been stuck by living in a one-bedroom flat in Islington with her two young sons, step son and husband, who cannot sleep at night because of trauma after being involved in a war. Her dream seems impossible right now.


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