Almost 5,000 Scottish children face Christmas without a home
Shelter urges housing help as 100,000 children across the UK face homelessness over festive period
SHELTER SCOTLAND has warned that 5,000 children in Scotland will spend Christmas homeless due to a shortage of affordable housing.
There are 626 more Scottish children homeless this Christmas than last - a rise of 15 per cent in just one year. Across the UK an estimated 100,000 children will spend the holiday period without permanent accommodation.