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Homeless At Christmas

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 4:10pm 30th November 2012

There is a warning spiralling costs could force Cornish children out of their homes this Christmas.

 

Pirate FM has learnt calls to Shelter's helpline have nearly doubled in the southwest in three years.

 

The homeless charity is worried as many as 2,000 kids may have to stay in B&Bs or hostels on Christmas Day. 

 

Rep Robbie De Santos said:

 

“I imagine a lot of people are in a blind panic about it. A Christmas without your toys, without a proper safe home could be in temporary accommodation or a B&B sharing a bathroom or a kitchen with complete strangers and that is just not what anyone expects.

“The cost of housing is just so high compared to wages right across the country, but particularly in the south west and because people even on low wages aren’t able to get the hours they had before, they’re struggling.”

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