4 in every 100 rough sleepers are from armed forces

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Published by 24publishing for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Communities, Health, Local Government

The Government estimates that four in every 100 rough sleepers is from the armed forces. Official figures released earlier this year for Autumn 2011 put the total number of rough sleepers in England at 2,181 – a rise of 23% compared to 2010. Yesterday in the House of Lords Lord Rogan said that a higher proportion of ex-service personnel are sleeping rough compared with the population as a whole. He asked whether the Government would take urgent steps to address the problem. The parliamentary ...

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