A TV presenter said he took his seven-year-old daughter to hand out hot breakfasts to homeless people to highlight their plight.
“We have to find a way to reconnect with these people,” he said. “Nobody grows up wanting to be on the streets.”
Norwich will receive £340,000 from the government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy to fund projects to help tackle the issue.
Humphrey told BBC East’s Sunday Politics programme that he and Florence arrived in Norwich after a -7C (19F) night last month.
He then put out a message via social media offering a hot breakfast to anyone who had been rough sleeping in the city.
“A couple of people came forward and I made sure that Florence came with me to buy the food and to meet the people,” he said.
“If you speak to these people they have had brilliant jobs, they are well-educated, they’re smart and they had dreams and ambitions.”
He admitted “in some ways, it was a futile gesture because the issue is much wider than that… but I just felt I wanted to do something”.
He has since made contact with the St Martins housing charity in Norwich which has a hostel and runs courses...