Council hires Polish-speaking housing officer to tackle rise in rough sleepers

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A London borough has hired a Polish-speaking social inclusion and enforcement officer after revealing that central and Eastern European nationals make up around 45-50% of its rough sleeping population.Southwark Council – the largest local authority social landlord in London – is anticipating a rise in the number of people sleeping rough as a result of the harsh economic climate and welfare cuts.It says across the capital, the number of central and Eastern European rough sleepers has leaped ...

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