New series. Today, more people are sleeping rough than at any time since the Second World War. Ed Stafford gets a first-hand view of the crisis by spending two winter months living among the homeless people of three major cities. The former soldier begins in Manchester, where rough sleeping has increased sevenfold since 2010 and where the problem is intertwined with a drugs epidemic. Here he meets people caught in the grip of addiction, many of whom are resigned to a life on the streets.