Family housing (Radio 4 series: Woman's Hour)

This episode of Radio 4's Woman's Hour series looks at whether new legislation will address the problem of overcrowded family accommodation. A new Housing Bill is about to become law. One of the most significant changes it will make is a redefinition of overcrowding in family homes.

The charity, Shelter, estimates that one in ten children live in overcrowded conditions, which affects their health and well-being and that of their parents. Karen Buck, the MP who is pressing for redefinition of overcrowding visits a single mother and her three children who live in a flat with a single bedroom.

Martha Kearney talks to Professor Anne Power of the LSE about how the new standards of accommodation should be decided.

Martha Kearney
Karen Buck
Professor Anne Power
British Broadcasting Corporation