Video report from ITV Anglia's Sarah Cooper
A homeless charity in Northampton say it has seen a sharp rise in people seeking help.
More than 30,000 people used the Hope Centre last year - 8,000 more than 2012. That's a rise of a quarter in four years.
Northampton Borough Council says there are now fewer people sleeping on the streets since the launch of a new strategy earlier this year.
However, councillors admit there's still work to do. There are plans to open a new night shelter in November.