Latest figures claim that the number of people living on the streets in England reached a new record high of 4,751 rough sleepers, which is more than double the number recorded in 2010.
But these figures released by the National Audit Office in January are actually being disputed by some homeless charities. They think the number is much, much higher.
One such charity raising concerns is Crisis, which has cautioned that the actual figure could be a lot closer to 10,000, with a substantial number of people sleeping in cars or even tents.
Clearly something has to be done. But how do we tackle such a widespread and growing problem.
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