Councils buying homeless one-way train tickets

Councils buying homeless one-way train tickets
 

A number of councils in England are regularly buying one-way train tickets for homeless people out of their area, the Victoria Derbyshire show has found.
Some spent more than £1,000 a year on fares and charity Homeless Link called the scale "worrying".
The strategy can be used to reconnect rough sleepers with family, but one man said he was offered a ticket to a city he had never been to before.
The government has said it is investing £550 million to tackle homelessness.
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17 October 2017 in Regional, Views: 70
Source: BBC
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