UK Government reveals plan to end rough sleeping in England by 2027

The UK Government hopes to end people sleeping rough on England's streets by 2027.

A sum of £100 million has been pledged to do this in the hopes of "helping people turn their lives around".

The money will help support those with addictions, mental health issues and housing needs.

The BBC reports that homelessness has been on the rise for the past seven years, with around 4750 people estimated to be sleeping rough on any given night in England in 2017.

Homeless charities in the UK are happy with the proposal, but remain cautious, saying that it was "a step forward and not a total fix".

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