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Lewisham - where men die younger and homes are repossessed
LIVE in Lewisham? Then you're in a home repossession hotspot and you're likely to die earlier than most Londoners.
That's the cheery news from two surveys published this week.
According to stats from homeless charity Shelter, Lewisham is the fourth worst place for home repossessions in the whole country with 6.51 claims per 1,000 homes compared to the 3.5 average.
Shelter’s Chief executive Campbell Robb, said: "Most people think that repossession will never happen to them, but rising unemployment, high living costs and even higher house prices mean that many people are living close to the edge already, and risk falling into a spiral of debt and repossession."
And if that's not bad enough, a Bureau of Investigative Journalism health study showed a man in Lewisham Central lives for 70.8 years on average compared to 88.3 in wealthy Kensington and Chelsea.
For advice on repossession visit shelter.org.uk
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