How many people are sleeping rough?
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How many people are sleeping rough in England?

Local councils conduct a count of homeless people on England's streets once a year, and the number appears to be rising.

Officials either make an estimation based on intelligence gathered from local services or work out how many are sleeping rough on a single night.

But when you can't see inside a tent, it makes the counting that bit harder, as the BBC's Michael Buchanan explains.

  • 31 Jan 2019
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