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The plight of the homeless has been particularly acute over the last week as evening temperatures plummeted.
It's thought that more people will be sleeping rough this Christmas than ever before. But in Brighton a new European strategy to end homelessness has hit the streets - a city where rough sleepers have increased ten-fold since 2010.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to rough sleepers Paul Whiteman, Kayleigh Hannah and Chris Hughes, as well as organiser of Galvanise Brighton Kerry Holgate and volunteer Ellie Jack.
If you ever give money to the homeless, how do you know your donation is really making a difference? Well, now homeless charities in Brighton and Hove are joining forces to make sure your money goes to organisations that can help.
Earlier this year, Government figures revealed the city has almost 140 rough sleepers - the most outside of London. But experts say giving money to homeless people CAN be counter-productive. Andy Dickenson reports.
The boss of a Kent charity says homelessness levels in the county have reached 'frightening levels' as people struggle to afford housing.
Figures show a steep rise in rough sleepers in the last year alone.
In Kent, in the year to March 2016, 509 people were classed as homeless. 78 of them were under 25.
The following year that had risen to 707 a rise of 38% - with 134 of them under 25.
A new report says the problem of homelessness is particularly bad in rural areas.
Sarah Saunders spoke to former homeless man Alan, Mike Barrett of the charity Porchlight and homeless people at the Catching Lives centre in Canterbury and Charlotte Snelling of the Institute for Public Policy Research.
With overnight temperatures plummeting to sub-zero over the last few days, there's growing concern for the welfare of people living on the streets.
In Medway, there are calls for a change in the rules about when the council is obliged to offer emergency support for the homeless.
It comes after another death in Chatham when a homeless man was found dead in the doorway of a shop on Christmas Eve.
Nashreen Issa reports:
There are calls for a council in Kent to change the way it helps homeless people this winter.
Medway Labour group are asking for changes to the severe weather protocol to benefit rough sleepers.
It follows the death of a homeless man in Chatham high street, on Christmas Eve.
Cllr Naushabah Khan, Medway Council, Labour: