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York to help the homeless

11 January 2013

by a staff reporter

THE rise in homelessness in Britain - worsened by the current financial crisis - should force society to reconsider its values, the Archbishop of York, Dr Sentamu, has said.

Speaking at the launch of an initiative in York to tackle rough- sleeping in the city, Dr Sentamu compared the UK with countries such as China and Japan - and said that their populations were happier because they were more equal.

The York project No Second Night Out will give rough-sleepers immediate help to ensure that they do not spend a second night on the streets. It will provide emergency accommodation and healthcare, as well as reconnecting rough sleepers with their home local authorities.

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