It's the toughest winter I have faced': What it's like to be homeless during a storm

March 1, 2020

It's been a troubling few days for many people across Wales. Storm Ciara has left many flooded, without power, and it's even blown roofs off houses.


But for those who are homeless or sleeping rough, things have been much worse.


The number of people sleeping on Wales' streets has gone up by 17% in a year. Figures published earlier this month show a significant rise from 347 people sleeping rough over a two-week period in Wales last year to 405 people who slept on the streets this year - an increase of 58.


Kyle Cummins, 30, from Barry, said it has been the toughest winter he had ever faced on the streets


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