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It's lonely being homeless in Newcastle

September 26th 2009
A recent street count in Newcastle, the largest city in the north-east of England, found, surprisingly, only two people sleeping rough, though many think the number is much higher. Twenty-five volunteers, under a government supervisor, carried out the count, which took place during the night of 1st and 2nd May. Even more surprisingly, Newcastle City Council subsequently said that one of the two homeless people has since been re-housed, so there was only one rough sleeper left in the city. However, a spokesperson for Shelter told The Pavement that the figure was not a true reflection of the numbers: "Official government statistics usually underestimate the number of people sleeping rough. To get a more accurate estimate, the current system must be implemented with conventional street counts."

June 2008



A wake-up call from Broadway and the Corporation of London

Olympic experience

Pavement out-patients

Alcohol gel is the new meths, and just as dangerous

Teenagers leave homeless man blind

It's lonely being homeless in Newcastle

New start at Spitalfields Crypt Trust

The homeless carbon footprint

Rising food prices hit home

Tories in Crisis... for a launch

Musical clash in Camden

Rough sleeper evicted from car park

Where's Justiceville?

Finding 'The Pie Man?'

More on the 'Black Widow' murders

Knowing your limits

The Barka Foundation


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