Record number of homeless alerts in freezing cold conditions ...

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... - how you can help people sleeping rough in the snow

By Helena Horton

A record number of homeless alerts have been sent to a major charity as temperatures plummeted and snow blanketed most of the country.

More than 3,600 alerts were sent to the app StreetLink, which connects the homeless to local services, between Monday and Tuesday morning – the highest total ever for a 24-hour period.

This app allows concerned pedestrians to alert local authorities about people sleeping rough in the cold weather.

 

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