Imants is originally from Latvia, a country in the Baltic region of Northern Europe. But the night before we met, Imants sleept outside in a park near Central London.
Imants is in a way lucky. He has a job working construction and comes to the park to sleep at night. He has been saving money and hopes to have his own flat soon.
This time Imants has been sleeping rough for 6 months, but this is not his first time homeless in the United Kingdom. In the 4 years that he has lived in London almost half of them have been on the street. He says at one point he lost so much weight he looked like a skeleton.
I hope that by now Imants has raised the money he needed to get off the streets and that this will be his last time sleeping rough.