'Massive stigma' made me hide homelessness
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'Massive stigma' led me to hide being made homeless

Alex, 36, says he couldn't ask friends and family for help when he became homeless and was forced to sleep in a tent.

He is one of more than 9,000 so-called "hidden" rough sleepers - who sleep in cars, trains, buses and tents, according to the charity Crisis.

"The thing is about being homeless, there is a massive stigma," he says. "I'm almost too proud to ask for help".

  • 23 Dec 2017