Rough Sleeping on the Rise in England


Official figures from the Ministry of Housing reveal that rough sleeping has increased in England for the seventh year in a row.

Around a quarter of those rough sleeping are in London alone.

In Autumn 2017, 4,751 people were counted or estimated as sleeping rough. This was a 15% rise on the year before and more than double the figure recorded just five years ago.

The government has said it will spend £1 to address rough sleeping.

This comes at the same time as Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has suggestion billions should be spent on building a bridge linking Britain to Continental Europe and as Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens has warned that far too much money is spent on trident submarines, which he claims are ‘museum pieces before they have even been laid down… [as] they are Cold War weapons but built 30 years after the Cold War ended.’

It seems more money will have to be set aside if this issue of rough sleeping to to be dealt with properly.


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