We think that it is possible to end rough sleeping. All public services have their role to play in preventing people from ending up on the streets. This includes health services and the criminal justice system.
Rough sleepers are being punished by measures introduced to tackle antisocial behaviour.
Rough sleeping is dangerous and isolating. Long periods spent sleeping rough leads to health problems.
Our research into the scale and experience of rough sleeping including enforcement interventions.
Estimated number of people sleeping rough in 2016 on a single night in Autumn across England
This was up by 16% on 2015.
Today the Government has released its 2018 rough sleeping count figures for England. Based on the count or estimate from each local authority, the figures show that 4,677 people slept rough on a single given night in Autumn 2018.
2019 begins with public debates about the role of public policy in creating and solving homelessn...
More than 170,000 families and individuals across Britain are experiencing the worst forms of homelessness, according to new figures released today. This includes people sleeping on our streets, sofa-surfing with strangers, living in hostels, and stuck in other dangerous situations.