50% drop in North East Lincs rough sleepers

The number of rough sleepers in North East Lincolnshire has dropped by more than half.

Latest figures based on a snapshot by councils one night last Autumn, suggest 13 people are sleeping on the streets.

Grimsby's night shelter Harbour Place has been open 4 months now.

Dave Carlisle from the organisation says the mainly work with men but there has been an increase in women, with the age of those who use their services ranging from their mid twenties to early fifties. 

Nationally - the number of rough sleepers in England has fallen for the first time this decade.

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