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More People Struggling To Afford Their Home
8:01am 3rd August 2014
The number of people struggling to pay for their homes in the Southwest has doubled in the last two years.
So says charity Shelter, which has seen numbers contacting its advice line rocket.
It took more than 640 calls from the region last year.
Now it says it is struggling to cope.
Spokesperson Antonia Bance tells us some of the most common reasons, she said: "Arears on their rent, worries about the condition of the property they are living in, worries about whether they won't be able to keep up with their mortgage, maybe they are facing repossession, maybe they are looking at having to leave their home.
"We are seeing every single year more and more people calling us for help to keep their home, it is about the financial knife edge that so many families are living on now, and we are bracing ourselves for even more calls in the future."8:01am 3rd August 2014
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