Appeal: Get in touch about homeless hostels and B&Bs in Barking and Dagenham
PUBLISHED: 13:49 13 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:49 13 June 2017
The Post would like to hear from people living in temporary accommodation in Barking and Dagenham - such as hostels or bed and breakfasts.
Government figures show the number of families without a permanent home in the borough is on the rise.
This is against a backdrop of rocketing private sector rents and a burgeoning housing crisis in the capital.
Research shows that more and more families are struggling to find a stable home and are being forced to live for long periods of time in small hostel or B&B rooms.
This can quickly leave families isolated. But councils have a duty to house people and there is often nowhere else to place them due to a lack of affordable homes.
Do you have a story to tell? What are conditions like in hostels and B&Bs? Have you lived there for months or years?
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