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Thousands of homeless children in the West Country, says charity

Living in cramped or unsafe temporary accommodation can badly affect children's health. Credit: ITV West Country

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.

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