1. ITV Report

Northampton church graveyard becomes camp for the homeless

Rough sleepers camp at the All Saints' Church, Northampton Credit: ITV Anglia News

The graveyard of All Saints’ Church has become home to many of Northampton’s rough sleepers.

This autumn, the number of people setting up tents and makeshift housing has more than doubled in comparison to last year.

  • Click to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Rebecca Burrows

Robin Burgess of Northampton Hope centre described the town as having an "acute housing crisis". He added: "There are literally hundreds or people who are homeless."

Northampton Borough Council says it is tackling the issue.

"The perception and certainly the feeling is that this is a problem that is worsening.”

– Father Oliver Cross Rector, All Saints’ Church