11/02/2017 BBC Wales Today


11/02/2017

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Charities say a rise in the number of people sleeping rough in Wales

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has highlighted a "gap" in the Welsh government's approach

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It comes after research suggests there's been an increase in people

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living on the streets in the past year.

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Here's our political reporter, Cemlyn Davies.

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Myself and a couple of others, she's asleep, right in the corner there.

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For seven years Alan Rayner lived on the streets of Swansea.

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The former professional golfer's life

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unravelled, as grief and alcohol took their toll,

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Like I say, blankets or sleeping bags...

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Alan is now off the streets and drink thanks to the

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support he's received from organisations like the Walloch

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charity, but the latest figures released by the Welsh

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government show the number of people sleeping rough

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Some of their results are based on a simple headcount carried

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The estimated total number of people sleeping rough on the Welsh streets

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That's an increase of 72% in 12 months.

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That snapshot count followed another piece of research

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During that fortnight an estimated 313 people

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were found to be sleeping rough in Wales, up from 240 in 2015.

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Tackling homelessness has been a priority for successive Welsh

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governments, and recent housing legislation aims to make sure more

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help is available for people at risk of losing their home.

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We're better at preventing homelessness than we

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used to be, but we're not so good at helping people

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into that hole and once they are living on the streets.

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The Welsh government said it recognises that there is

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more to do and has made money available to help homeless people

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regain their independence, like Alan has.

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And you can see more on this on Sunday Politics Wales,

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tomorrow morning from 11 o'clock, here on BBC One Wales.

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Concerns have been raised over who'll pay to police

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The UK Government will fund health, social care and education services,

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The North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner has asked

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The Home Office says the force will receive nearly

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Less than an hour before Wales take on England in the Six Nations,

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Dan Bigger and George North have both been named on

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-- George North has failed a late fitness test.

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Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Cardiff to watch one

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the most highly anticipated matches of the tournament,

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It doesn't come much bigger than the six nations. The city is buzzing.

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Thousands are expected to pack the stadium and thousands more in

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surrounding bars and pubs, Welsh and English fans are confident that

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their side can claim the victory. We have got a fantastic chance. We were

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in Rome last week. Amazing. We have got massive confidence in today's

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game. England by ten. We do not want George North and Dan Biggar playing.

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We are going to smash them. After injury, confirmation Dan Biggar is

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fit and will start at fly half. George North is not recovered from a

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leg injury he picked up in Rome. Alex Cuthbert will replace him on

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the wing. With or without the changes, the Welsh go in as other

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jokes. Eddie Jones says England playing well things in Cardiff is

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one of the biggest jobs in world rugby. -- as underdogs. Hopefully it

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is going to be a good 80 minute game. You realise you are in a very

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fortunate place and you get to enjoy it and we hope we can put some

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smiles on faces. Reigning champions England have 15 consecutive wins

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under their belt. Kick-off is less than one hour away. Despite an open

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roof, Wales hope the crowd will give them the boost they need to break

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England's unbeaten run. Staying with rugby and England's

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women hammered Wales at Cardiff Arms Park,

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running in 11 tries There was a hat-trick

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for wing Lydia Thompson. The weather forecast -

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and it's feeling very cold It will stay cloudy,

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cold and mainly dry overnight The bitterly cold wind

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will continue tomorrow. We'll be back at around ten

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to six tomorrow evening.

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