The sunshine this week makes it hard to believe that just a little over a month ago much of the country was covered in a blanket of snow. Over the winter, festive spirit and the cold weather mean homelessness and housing issues are often at the forefront of the public and government’s thoughts; anyone with an ounce of compassion can’t help but sympathise with those forced to sleep outside in biting temperatures. However, as the temperature rises it is important that these issues aren’t forgotten about again until next winter.

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