Bad Housing Breaks Bairn’s Bodies

Old-but disturbing report on the devastating effects of poor housing on children at the Evening News. There can be no solution to social problems that doesn’t deal with economic issues like this. Though it’s 5 years old, this report by Shelter that was the basis of the story is still relevant — perhaps more now that the housing bubble is being propped up by cuts to social provision.

POOR housing and deprivation are helping create a generation of Scottish “buggy babies” crippled and deformed by being left for long periods in pushchairs.

The children have skulls and spines misshapen after being left unsupported in their buggies because the accommodation their family lives in is too cramped or unhygienic to allow the child to crawl about on the floor, according to a new report.