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"I never thought it would happen to me": Charity plans to end homelessness

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A homelessness charity has announced plans to finally end rough sleeping in the UK.

Crisis, which is marking its 50th anniversary, will work with government officials and a range of other charities to try and prevent anybody becoming homeless in the country.

The number of people rough sleeping has doubled over the past 10 years, partly due to the financial crash and cuts to welfare.

One area that's been especially affected is Oxford. The city has been named the most unaffordable in the country due to increasing living costs.

Most people think it will never happen to them, but charities are warning that anybody is at risk of ending up on the street - particularly those with mental and physical health issues.

The finalised plan to beat homelessness will be formed over the next 12 months.

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