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I tried, and failed, to solve homelessness in Westminster. Here's what I learned

For almost seven years, I worked for Westminster city council to “reduce rough sleeping” – a task that was a lot harder than I had originally anticipated. In my first personal development plan, I wrote, with wide-eyed ambition and perhaps a little naivety, that I intended to end the plight of people living on the streets by 2017. The last annual street count, at the end of November 2019, found 333 people. There’s still some way to go, then.


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