14 Babies Born Into A Homeless...


14 Babies Born Into A Homeless Charity's Services Last Year

Tom Douglas
Tom Douglas

05:14 12 Sep 2023

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DePaul says 14 babies were born into its service last year.

In its annual report, the charity says it helped more than 7,400 people facing homelessness.

More than a fifth of those are under the age of 18.

DePaul is calling for urgent action from the government to stop what it has labelled "intergenerational homelessness".

Developmental Issues

CEO David Carroll says growing up homeless can cause issues later in life:

"The issue of child homelessness is considerable," he says.

David says not having a "stable friendship group" around a child, because they're in emergency accommodation, has a potential impact on development going forward.

"Research shows they're more vulnerable to developmental delay."

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