Lincolnshire Street Outreach Team

This charity is using a drone to find rural rough sleepers.

P3’s Lincolnshire Street Outreach Team will bring the tech to Lincolnshire skies from this week.

Rough sleeping is not just a problem limited to urban areas, in fact rural homelessness can be even harder to spot.

Of the estimated 6,270 households classed as homeless in the countryside by The Institute for Public Policy Research, many are living in outhouses, tents and other makeshift shelters.

That makes people difficult to spot over large distances for outreach teams looking to provide help and connect them with the service they need.

Charity P3 have turned to technology to combat this problem with a £600 drone.

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