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Charity voices eviction fears for thousands of children

THE homeless charity Shelter estimates that more than 22,000 children living in privately rented homes in the West Midlands are at risk of being evicted this winter.

The extensive polling which was carried for the charity by YouGov found that 11,600 private renting families in the region had received an eviction notice in the last month or are currently behind on their rent – putting them in real danger of losing their home.

In response Shelter is calling on the public to support its frontline advisers who are working to help as many families as possible to find, or keep hold of, a safe home.

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