Man who sleeps in a car says he is ashamed of his debt
5 December 2012 Last updated at 12:43 GMT
A combination of domestic and money trouble has led to an increase in homelessness and people forced to desperate measures to meet the cost of living.
BBC Radio 5 live's Tony Livesey spoke to Mike who has been living in his car for the past six months.
He said that he had become ashamed of all the debt he accrued when he split up with his girlfriend.