More than 2,000 children in the South West will wake up homeless this Christmas, according to new figures released by the housing charity Shelter.
The charity says that children's mental and physical health can be badly affected by living in cramped or unsafe temporary accommodation.
It's asking for the public's help to make sure they can be there for more families.
As the temperatures stay below freezing in the evening, the homeless are among those worst affected. In fact it has been so cold recently that in Exeter emergency accommodation has been set up: something that is proving a lifeline for many, as Seth Conway has been finding out.
Emergency accommodation is being provided in towns and cities across the West, for those living on the streets. Seth Conway has been to Exeter to find out how homeless people are coping in the freezing conditions.