A children's charity has reported [that / what] more than a million children in the UK live in 'Bed poverty'. This means they have no bed of their [down / own] to sleep in. They either sleep on the floor or share a bed with parents or [sibling / siblings] . The charity, Barnardo's, said bed poverty is a result of people becoming [poverty / poorer] . The cost of living has greatly [decreased / increased] in the UK. Rising food prices and [heighten / higher] gas and electricity bills mean people on [low / slow] incomes cannot afford basic items. Barnardo's said for many families, a bed is [know / now] a "luxury" item. It said around 700,000 children are sharing beds, while 440,000 children sleep [on / in] the floor. This makes children tired, so it is [difficult / difficulty] for them to concentrate at school.
Lynn Perry, the CEO of Barnardo's, said bed poverty was just [one / once] sign that many people in Britain are [snuggling / struggling] . She said: "Bed poverty is just one [inspect / aspect] of child poverty." She added that it highlights the [pain / painful] challenges that many parents [face / head] . She said parents do not have enough money "to afford the essentials needed to raise happy and [health / healthy] children". She said: "Families in crisis are having to prioritise essentials such as food, heating and [electric / electricity] over things like replacing mouldy bedding or fixing a rotten or [broke / broken] bed." Ms Perry warned that bed poverty is [affecting / infecting] children's mental health. She called on the government to take "urgent action to address these deep-rooted [tissues / issues] ".