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Dorset Families Cut Back On Food To Keep Their Homes

Homeless

1:16pm 26th March 2013

Over a million people in the South West - including here in Dorset - cut back on buying food last year in a bid to keep their homes.

Figures compiled by YouGov have been released by the homeless charity Shelter.

The findings show an increasing number of people cutting back on food, gas and electricity to afford rent and the mortgage.

The research also showed that families with children in Dorset were hardest pressed.

As the cost of living continues to rise and the next wave of government cuts hit this April, Shelter fears that even more people will struggle to pay their housing costs and they're bracing themselves for an increase in demand for help.

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