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Gary has slept rough in Newport for two years [Image: BBC].

Tory policies in action.

David Gauke, when he was Work and Pensions secretary, reckoned he was going to halve rough sleeping by 2022, and eliminate it by 2027.

Does anybody – anybody? – haveany confidence in that crazy claim?

The number of rough sleepers has risen in Wales according to new figures.

An overnight count from November 2017 showed there was 188 individuals on the streets – 47 more than in 2016.

Now homeless charities are calling on more to be done to help change the habits of rough sleepers.

Some rough sleepers say they choose to sleep in tents rather than seeking refuge at homeless shelters while others are asked to leave shelters for a variety of reasons.

Source: Rough sleeper numbers rise in Wales


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