Rough sleeping in Doncaster increases by almost 240%

Doncaster has seen one of the biggest increases in rough sleeping in the country - with a 238 percent rise over the last year.

A Worksop charity says it's a major problem in their area too - saying it's difficult to meet demand.

Hope Community Service's Development Worker - Emma Longlaw - says long term support is crucial so people don't end up back on street. The charity wants to see more affordable housing created.

It comes as Local government figures suggest the number of rough sleepers in England has fallen for the first time this decade.

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