Stories from the street: Luke and Shaun's accounts

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Luke has been homeless for three years. He ended up on the streets after losing both of his parents.

He has found a father figure in fellow rough sleeper, Shaun. The two spend most of their days together, and Luke says he "loves him to bits".

Luke and Shaun have formed a close bond through their shared experiences of life on the streets. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

Addiction and homelessness don't always go hand-in-hand, but drugs are something we have heard a lot about during our filming.

Luke and Shaun are both recovering addicts and have been prescribed a substance called methadone to help them stay off heroin.

Luke and Shaun are trapped in a depressing cycle of homelessness and addiction.

Luke and Shaun shared their stories with ITV Cymru Wales as part of our week-long special coverage on homelessness.

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