- There were 1,137 rough sleepers in London. Rough sleeping has increased by 169% since reporting began in 2010.
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"Rough sleeping homeless is now nearly 170-per-cent higher on what it was in 2010, and the Government needs to start thinking about this as a crisis and they need to address that in a cohesive way". The data is an estimate based on counts by support workers, police, charities and church groups who reported to local authorities.
"And we know these figures are only a snapshot of what is actually a much more desperate situation". Oxford is lucky to have a range of fantastic services dedicated to getting rough sleepers off the streets, and a caring and tolerant population which wants to help homeless people.
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Elsewhere in Greater Manchester, rough sleeping counts have also increased, with Tameside recording 43 rough sleepers, compared to 19 the previous year; Bolton 17 compared to eight previously, Bury 10 compared to three previously and Manchester recording 94 compared to 78 the previous year. In Eccles, homeless people have taken refuge in an empty office building owned by Peel Holdings.* They face a possession order hearing in court next Monday.
The figures, based on snapshot street counts and paper estimates by local authorities, also show that the rest of England recorded a 14 per cent rise, with the biggest regional increase in the north west (39 per cent), where rough sleeping has nearly doubled over the past two years.
"Councils are now housing more than 120,000 homeless children and are doing everything they can to prevent and solve homelessness, working closely with partners to place people into secure, appropriate accommodation and equip them with the skills to find work or ensure their health and wellbeing".
Following the news, Hastings and Rye MP Amber Rudd committed to working with local councils to help eliminate rough sleeping.