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Cornish Children Forced to Live in B&Bs
7:01am 17th September 2012
Pirate FM has learnt Cornish children are being forced to live in B&Bs because they have got nowhere to call home.
At one point this year seventeen had been in guest houses for longer than six weeks.
At the moment forty-four families are waiting for somewhere permanent to live.
Janice from Helston wound up in one for more than seven months. She told us that she was made welcome by the owners, which made it bearable: "I didn't want to wake up in the morning. When I did I was absolutely devastated that I was still here. I've got a feeling that if I had had an awful experience I don't think I would be here.
"I've got to admit I did go through a very, very low stage. It was very upsetting. You did get fed up with just living in one room. I was one of the lucky ones."
The National Housing Federation says there are just under four thousand families in the same position across the UK.
That is half as much again as the same period in 2011.
Officials are trying to set up new ways of finding emergency accommodation.
But Cathy Hadfield from Cornwall Housing Ltd said: "Sometimes families might refuse alternative offers of accommodation but more often than not it's about availability, whether that's alternative temporary accommodation or into the private sector or into social housing."7:01am 17th September 2012
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