York council have announced a plan to try to combat homelessness in the city.
The plan, which will cost £2.3 million, has been debated by councilors, some of whom argue that the city can’t afford to spend this amount of money.
Our reporter Georgie Reid urges people to spare a thought for those who have nowhere else to go, especially in colder months and wet conditions.
Homeless people often feel isolated, and some don’t have access to forms of identification and bank accounts, which prevent them from finding work.
York City Council offers an emergency bed service for rough sleepers called No Second Night Out (NSNO).
York City Council’s website states that if you know somebody who is homeless or sleeping rough, you can contact the Salvation Army, Changing Lives, SASH, or the council directly. More information is available at https://www.york.gov.uk/RoughSleeping