Rough sleeping on the rise in most major cities in England

Ceren Sagir - 31 January 2019

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ROUGH SLEEPING rose in most major cities in England last year, government figures revealed yesterday, with thousands left to languish on the streets as temperatures drop below zero.

The findings by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) showed that more than 4,600 people slept on the streets on any given night last autumn – up 165 per cent since records began in 2010.

Across England, the number of rough sleepers rose by 13 per cent in London, 60 per cent in Birmingham and 31 per cent in Manchester.... See more