Britons ‘struggling with housing costs’

People in the UK are feeling the emotional strain of trying to meet their housing costs.

Research by Shelter has found that nearly one-in-three adu…

People in the UK are feeling the emotional strain of trying to meet their housing costs.

Research by Shelter has found that nearly one-in-three adults said that stress and depression is affecting their family as they struggle to cope with the expense associated with running a household.

On top of this, one-in-four admitted they sometimes cannot get to sleep because of their situation, while it is also leading to arguments between partners and other family members.

Campbell Robb, Shelter's chief executive, said: "These findings reveal the heartbreaking reality of living in fear of losing your home. Behind closed doors millions of families face stress, sleepless nights and strained relationships."

He added people who cannot afford to meet the cost of their mortgage or rent should seek out help as soon as possible.

If they choose to bury their heads in the sand, individuals could end up in serious debt trouble.

By Joe White

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