Coventry agencies are encouraging rough sleepers in the city centre to access local services, where food and shelter is being provided as winter takes hold.
Cllr Ed Ruane, cabinet member for homes and communities, explains about the challenges facing towns and cities, and the increase in rough sleepers, particularly as temperatures dropped overnight.
Coventry City Council is to take advantage of changes in national legislation in an attempt to tackle the number of empty homes across the city.
Volunteers call to help homeless people back on their feet at city event.
Coventry Councillors will outline initial plans to tackle homelessness in the city this week - which will require £1.3m funding.