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Services in the South East are struggling to house the growing number of homeless families.
A new report from the National Housing Federation shows that new cases of homelessness have risen by 37% in the last two years in the region. It's the second biggest rise in the country.
However, since 2010 there has been a staggering 83% rise in families with children living in B&Bs.
One in five families stayed in B&Bs for more than six weeks as local authorities struggled to find temporary accommodation for the growing numbers of homeless households.
Rough sleeping has increased 39% in the South East, the third biggest rise in the country.