Chris Penberthy

Rough sleeping declines in Plymouth

Rough sleeping in Plymouth is on the decline for the third consecutive year.

In figures released by the government on Thursday, numbers from the official snapshot recorded in November 2020 showed that 16 people were found sleeping rough, compared to 19 in 2019, 23 in 2018 and 26 in 2017.

The count has a set criteria and includes people seen sleeping or about to bed down or bedded down in the open air in in tents or doorways or people in buildings or other places not designed for habitation like stairwells or car parks.