Kids in the Kitchen Special – A Gingerbread House for Shelter

Welcome to this weeks Kids in the Kitchen. I’m going to do something a little different. I was asked if I would make a gingerbread house and help promote the work that Shelter do, not only at Christmas time, but all year around.

Some Facts from Shelter

4 million families could be one paycheck away from losing their homes.

In the Uk it is reported that a family loses their home every 11 minutes.

Shelter is a charity that campaigns for housing rights and against homelessness, They provide practical housing advice and support on line, in person and over the phone – from dealing with mortgage arrears through to helping people find a place to stay. Most importantly, they campaign to tackle the root causes of the housing crisis, which are affecting more families each and every day.

Last year alone, not only did they manage to re-home those unfortunate enough to find themselves on the streets, they managed to get legislation signed off that will impact masses of families throughout the UK.

For example they secured concessions to bedroom tax for foster carers and families of armed forces personnel and severely disabled children. They also won legislation giving renters the right to complain when things go wrong, not to mention the eviction of rogue landlords.

When things go wrong, it’s easy to bury your head in the sand. Shelter exists to provide specialist free confidential advice and solutions to keep families from ending up on the streets.


You can help Shelter by visiting their donation page.

Here is our gingerbread house. Lovingly decorated by Boo and the Little Man.

So now it’s over to you, get in the kitchen with your kids and come and share what you’ve cooked,

I’d also be mighty grateful if you included my badge in your post so others can see it and come along and join in. (although adding the badge is not compulsory to joining in)

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