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Charities say a rise in the number of people sleeping rough in Wales
has highlighted a "gap" in the Welsh government's approach
It comes after research suggests there's been an increase in people
living on the streets in the past year.
Here's our political reporter, Cemlyn Davies.
Myself and a couple of others, she's asleep, right in the corner there.
For seven years Alan Rayner lived on the streets of Swansea.
The former professional golfer's life
unravelled, as grief and alcohol took their toll,
Like I say, blankets or sleeping bags...
Alan is now off the streets and drink thanks to the
support he's received from organisations like the Walloch
charity, but the latest figures released by the Welsh
government show the number of people sleeping rough
Some of their results are based on a simple headcount carried
The estimated total number of people sleeping rough on the Welsh streets
That's an increase of 72% in 12 months.
That snapshot count followed another piece of research
During that fortnight an estimated 313 people
were found to be sleeping rough in Wales, up from 240 in 2015.
Tackling homelessness has been a priority for successive Welsh
governments, and recent housing legislation aims to make sure more
help is available for people at risk of losing their home.
We're better at preventing homelessness than we
used to be, but we're not so good at helping people
into that hole and once they are living on the streets.
The Welsh government said it recognises that there is
more to do and has made money available to help homeless people
regain their independence, like Alan has.
And you can see more on this on Sunday Politics Wales,
tomorrow morning from 11 o'clock, here on BBC One Wales.
Concerns have been raised over who'll pay to police
The UK Government will fund health, social care and education services,
The North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner has asked
The Home Office says the force will receive nearly
Less than an hour before Wales take on England in the Six Nations,
Dan Bigger and George North have both been named on
-- George North has failed a late fitness test.
Tens of thousands of people have gathered in Cardiff to watch one
the most highly anticipated matches of the tournament,
It doesn't come much bigger than the six nations. The city is buzzing.
Thousands are expected to pack the stadium and thousands more in
surrounding bars and pubs, Welsh and English fans are confident that
their side can claim the victory. We have got a fantastic chance. We were
in Rome last week. Amazing. We have got massive confidence in today's
game. England by ten. We do not want George North and Dan Biggar playing.
We are going to smash them. After injury, confirmation Dan Biggar is
fit and will start at fly half. George North is not recovered from a
leg injury he picked up in Rome. Alex Cuthbert will replace him on
the wing. With or without the changes, the Welsh go in as other
jokes. Eddie Jones says England playing well things in Cardiff is
one of the biggest jobs in world rugby. -- as underdogs. Hopefully it
is going to be a good 80 minute game. You realise you are in a very
fortunate place and you get to enjoy it and we hope we can put some
smiles on faces. Reigning champions England have 15 consecutive wins
under their belt. Kick-off is less than one hour away. Despite an open
roof, Wales hope the crowd will give them the boost they need to break
England's unbeaten run. Staying with rugby and England's
women hammered Wales at Cardiff Arms Park,
running in 11 tries There was a hat-trick
for wing Lydia Thompson. The weather forecast -
and it's feeling very cold It will stay cloudy,
cold and mainly dry overnight The bitterly cold wind
will continue tomorrow. We'll be back at around ten
to six tomorrow evening.