Children aged under four are now the single largest age group experiencing homelessness, with Census 2016 identifying 765 homeless preschoolers.
Britain's troubled families Tzar addresses SVP seminar and lauds St Vincent de Paul's home visitations.
Jesuit Fr Peter McVerry warns that there are a lot more people “on the edge of homelessness” than is realised.
“We are satisfied that Mother Jones, if she was alive today, would have been very proud of Fr Peter for his ability to highlight the social injustice of homelessness.”
"In the coming months existing services will experience enormous strain and many of those entering homelessness will be children.”