Fewer homeless on the streets

The number of homeless people in the Netherlands has fallen sharply over the past few years, according to the homeless charity umbrella group Federatie Opvang.

For example, the number of emergency beds at Salvation Army hostels has fallen by 33% over the past five years. And in Rotterdam, there are just 15 people sleeping rough, compared with 346 in 2006.
Since 2006, local initiatives have made an effort to work together more closely and offer tailor-made help to the homelesss. ‘That approach has proved a success,’ the charity group said

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