Hundreds of homeless people will die over the winter, the Salvation Army warned on Sunday as it opens its night shelters across the country.

The charity is calling for urgent investment in support services to prevent people falling into what it calls “the rough sleeping trap” following years of rising demand for places in its shelters.

“We will always provide shelter for those forced to sleep rough, especially during winter, but for many a temporary safe space and a hot meal are not enough to save them,” said Mitch Menagh, the charity’s director of homelessness services.

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