Homelessness on the rise in Mansfield

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Worrying statistics show that homelessness in Mansfield is on the rise.

The details were revealed by Homeless Watch Nottinghamshire, who conduct a snapshot survey of homeless people carried out in the same two week period every year.

It is the tenth consecutive year the survey has been carried out Carried out by the Nottingham Hostels Liaison Group, and the most recent figures showed there are 671 people in the county without a home, an increase of 24 per cent.

Along with Gedling and Newark & Sherwood, Mansfield was found to have the highest increase, and the town was also the only area that showed an increase in rough sleepers, showing that it reached its highest level since 2010.

The details comes as Nottinghamshire County Council is looking to slash the money spent on homeless services in their upcoming budget.