People at risk of becoming homeless in the South Lakes are being helped by a plan to make more rented properties available.
South Lakeland District Council is more than doubling the number of homes it leases from private landlords.
They are being let out to tenants who could otherwise be excluded from private sector renting, because they are on benefits.
Fiona Marley Paterson reports.
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