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Episode 11: Without a Home

First broadcast: on CBBC ChannelLatest broadcast: on CBBC HD

The child homelessness epidemic in the UK has risen 12 per cent in the last year and there are increasing numbers of families in temporary accommodation, despite the regulation that no child should be living in a B&B for over six weeks. In this insightful, heart-wrenching film we meet Jade, Sensi and Henry, three children affected by the crisis. Almost exclusively filmed on phones, they take us into their world to show the effect that living in temporary accommodation can have on families. We follow the trio as they desperately strive not to let their living conditions set them back.

For Jade, her dream of being a human rights lawyer is inspired by her homelessness and her desire that no other child should be left in the same position as her. But will she be able to conquer her nerves in time to speak at the Houses of Parliament? Sensi wants everyone to know that homelessness doesn't just apply to old men living in shop doorways, while Henry's ambitions of becoming a Chelsea footballer are put at risk by living through constant evictions. Show less

Contributors

Director:
Kate Monaghan
Producer:
Freya Watson
Editor:
Nick Light
Producer:
Kez Margrie
Executive Producer:
Mark Rubens
Production Company:
Markthree Media

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