There was an article on the BBC about it a few days ago, it's an ongoing problem that is getting worse.
There isn't enough money to support them and there have been video reported instances of families there having to eat rat in order to help them survive. How reliable the video was I've no idea but as said above it was shown on the BBC. Others spend months living in their vehicle having had their home repossessed.
when there is 150million people living in a country, its quite easy to ignore a very small decimal of 1% of that - especially when no children are involved