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Needy families in limbo as Britain struggles with housing shortage

More than 78,000 households are on the verge of homelessness and in need of temporary accommodation

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Sandra Rumkiene, seen here with her daughter Jessica, is one of a growing number of poor families forced to live in temporary housing because of a lack of permanent social housing. The number of households living in temporary accommodation has jumped 60 per cent since 2011.

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IN A CRAMPED apartment in an industrial zone in south London, Sandra Rumkiene recounts her struggles to bring up a baby as one of a growing number of poor families forced to live in temporary housing.

Lorries race past Ms Rumkiene's building at all hours and the 84

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