As temperatures plummet across the UK, rough sleeping continues to rise. Manchester alone has seen a 42% increase in the past year. The city’s mayor Andy Burnham is on a mission to tackle it and he’s already pledged to end rough sleeping by 2020.
He today launched a new plan to help do that, which includes asking local businesses to help. But is this cold comfort to those who know what it’s like to sleep outside?
Our Home Affairs Correspondent Andy Davies has been finding out.