'I chose to sleep in a park'
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'I chose to sleep in a park'

A number of councils in England are regularly buying one-way train tickets for homeless people out of their area, the Victoria Derbyshire show has found.

The strategy can be used to reconnect rough sleepers with family, but one man said he was offered a ticket to a city he had never been to before.

Mhairi started to sleep rough in Bournemouth after suffering post-natal depression.

Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two and the BBC News channel.

  • 17 Oct 2017