Parents forced to sleep in car with toddler wrapped in bags of clothes after cost of living crisis made them homeless | The Sun

THE cost of living crisis has forced these parents and their toddler to live in their car after becoming homeless.

The family were found sleeping in their Kia using clothes as blankets after spiralling costs forced them onto the streets of Leeds, which the charity that found them says is "becoming more and more common".

Vulnerable Citizen Support Leeds (VCSL), which "aims to help the most destitute people in society", said on Facebook that the family had "only a few bags of clothing and not much more".

The charity were shocked, after responding to a report of the two adults sleeping rough, to find they had a four-year old toddler with them.

VCSL has set up a fundraising page to help the family and has put them up in a hotel over the weekend.

They said that they are looking to move the family to rented accommodation and will carry on paying hotel fees until they find it.

Their aim is to get the unfortunate trio a home "before it starts getting too cold".

In the social media post the charity added: "All contacts with organisations and councils have taken place.

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"All phone calls with social and welfare have taken place."

They said that this was "a situation that isn't a normal one to deal with" but one that is "becoming more and more common".

Heartbroken readers took to the comments to express their sympathies.

One said: "Such sad times we are living in. This should not be happening in this day and age."

Another added: "Homelessness is going to start rising more, it's sad really sad."

The organisation also thanked commenters for offers of clothing and spare rooms, while the fundraiser is almost half way to it's £800 goal.

People are asked to donate clothes in men's size 32, women's 8/10 and 3-4 year old children's clothes.

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This comes as soaring inflation combined with the recent spike in mortgage costs, with many Brits are on the edge of losing homes.

While energy bills have been capped, they are still £1000 more than they were just last year, placing even more pressure on household budgets as temperatures drop this winter.

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