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How to help rough sleepers as number of homeless people in the UK reaches record levels

The number is people sleeping rough in the UK is the highest since records began (Picture: Getty)

The number of people sleeping rough has increased by 73% in the last three years.

The number of homeless people resorting to sleeping on the streets of England reached an estimated 4,751 by the close of 2017, according to shocking new figures.

What’s worse, that statistic counts only rough sleepers – it doesn’t take into account the thousands of people hit by the epidemic of ‘hidden’ homelessness – those who have no home but are being temporarily housed in emergency B&Bs or bedsits, on the sofas of friends and family or in… Read the full story