rough sleeper


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rough sleeper

A UK term for a homeless person.
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A TEAM of more than 200 council workers spent a night searching for rough sleepers in south Wirral and Cheshire -but found only four.
The move will be announced this week by Prime Minister Tony Blair as part of a major strategy aimed at reducing the numbers of rough sleepers throughout the country to zero.
Contact Labre House on 0300 123 2041 and provide specific information about where the rough sleeper is.
While the sleep-out can never give a true idea of what it is like to sleep rough, what it does hope to do is to challenge people to question their own understanding of rough sleepers.
In Coventry there were nine rough sleepers in autumn 2015, compared to six the previous year but there were 26 in 2013, so the longer-term trend in downwards.
Latest official figures show there were 57 rough sleepers in the city in 2017, up marginally from 55 in 2016.
One former rough sleeper who did not wish to be named said homeless people often struggle to get jobs without secure accommodation.
30pm on Saturday of a man, appearing to be a rough sleeper, with a serious head injury in the Swan House subway under the Fat Buddha bar.
ROUGH sleepers who pitched a tent in the middle of Old Hall Street, in Liverpool city centre, have been forced to move on.
Tenders are invited for Dorset assertive rough sleeper outreach and engagement project
The official rough sleeper count found seven people in a single night in 2011.