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HOUSING charity Shelter has seen a dramatic rise in people at risk of homelessness in the south east asking for its help.

New figures released by the charity show that the number of people its helpline has assisted who are either homeless, or face losing their home, has almost doubled over the last three years in the region.

The number of families with children at risk of homelessness assisted by the helpline has risen similarly over the same period in the south east.

The findings come after Shelter’s Christmas appeal warned that 5,300 children in the region will wake up homeless this Christmas.