ENYAN More than 400,000 children ‘do not have their own bed’

A report by children’s charity Buttle UK, said that around one third of the families it supports each year need at least one bed for their child or children. 

Given that, according to government statistics, there are 3.9m children in poverty, and there are around three children, on average, in each of the families it supports, Buttle calculates that there are approximately 1.3m families in poverty in total. 

If one in three of these families needs beds, the total number of children without a bed comes to 429,000.

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