This is always a worrying matter but particularly so at this time of the year with plummeting temperatures.
The Liverpool Echo has an informative article by Liam Thorpe on rough sleeping on its website which is well worth a read – see link below:-
The Sefton Borough figures are interesting to note as I guess you will be as surprised as I am with them.
Extract from Echo article – Sefton’s figures show there are 9 rough sleepers in the borough and 40 homeless people in temporary shelter.
I fully expected them to be higher, although the difficulty in recording accurately has to be taken into account.
Rough sleeping shames a civilised society and the work of charities like Shelter is vital.