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More people rely on family for loans, charity finds

A third of people have relied on friends and family to help pay for fuel bills, a charity has found.

Research by Turn2us found that 36% of people had asked family and friends for financial help and 11% of employed people had turned to payday loans.

One man, Andrew, told BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire: "My wife, myself and my two children are homeless."

"We're constantly going to brothers and friends to see what help they can give but it's tough for them too. Every day is a battle."

  • 15 Jan 2014
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