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ROUGH SLEEPERS FACE WORSENING CONDITIONS

According to more than 230 studies looking at weather events around the world, there is evidence that human activity is increasing the risk of extreme weather. The reality of worsening weather conditions has not gone unnoticed by more vulnerable members of society. “Any extreme weather condition is going to make a homeless person’s life more difficult,” Paul Blake, who has experienced homelessness twice and currently lives in a hostel in Bristol, told The Hourglass. Severe weather emergency protocol (SWEP), the government’s emergency response requiring local councils to provide emergency accommodation for all rough sleepers during extreme weather,…

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