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National rough sleeping strategy published

The government has promised to end rough sleeping in England by 2027. By the end of this Parliament in 2022, the number of rough sleepers should have halved from its current level of just under 5,000.

The rough sleeping strategy, published in August, describes how the government plans to do this using a three-pronged vision involving prevention, intervention and recovery. “Our vision is that by 2027 all parts of central and local government, in partnership with business, the public and wider society are working together to ensure that no-one has to experience rough sleeping again,” it says.