rough sleeper


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rough sleeper

Someone who sleeps outside at night (i.e., "sleeps rough"), usually because they have no home. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. The government's aim is to have the number of rough sleepers halved in five years' time. I spent a couple of years as a rough sleeper after my house was repossessed. It's not something I would wish on anyone.
See also: rough, sleeper
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According to figures released in November,Liverpool has 10 rough sleepers and Wirral's last count,in June 2003,found two.
The figures show that most rough sleepers are aged between 18 and 25 and have been forced on to the streets by a breakdown in relations - either with a partner or with parents.
Much work is done by local authorities and charities across our region to help rough sleepers - but, when the weather brings such risks to life, it is important the public plays their part in keeping the most vulnerable people in society safe.
They will be spending one whole night sleeping out on the concrete with just a sleeping bag and the clothes on their back to keep them warm, come rain or shine, to raise awareness of rough sleepers.
Rugby had 19 rough sleepers in 2015 up from two in 2014 and six in 2013.
Officials and volunteers take to the streets overnight and count the number of rough sleepers.
And the official rough sleeper count recorded a 72% rise in the number of people sleeping rough.
When asked by the ECHO, the rough sleepers said they had been told by officers they would be arrested if they did not leave, but had no idea where they'd be moving next.
The primary objective of the project is to eliminate rough sleeping in the local authority areas of west dorset, Christchurch borough council and weymouth and portland, Through positive and assertive engagement with rough sleepers, As well as collecting data, Providing support and reconnecting individuals to their areas of origin where appropriate.
Birmingham still has a lower rough sleeper rate than many other major cities including Manchester and Bristol but it is much higher than the best-performing city, Newcastle, where services are closely co-ordinated.
Every person rough on a person in help and Alison McGovern, South MP " Fundraising manager at the Whitechapel Centre, Ruth McCaugley, said: "The rough sleeper count in Liverpool took place in early November, 2017, and is a snapshot of one night, which gives an indication of the upward trend.
But he pitched a tent and settled in an area that didn't come up on the rough sleeper count and we hadn't seen him in a couple of days.
The Government says it wants to cut rough sleeper numbers in half by 2022 and end the problem entirely by 2027.
Redcar and Cleveland Council encourages the public to report any rough sleepers, so they can get the support they need, by calling 01287 612444 or via the national rough sleeper hotline, StreetLink, on 0300 500 0914.