Published: 18th Dec 2019

The Combined Homelessness and Information Network (CHAIN) data for Greater London for the first two quarters of this financial year (to 30 September 2019) shows the number of new rough sleepers recorded during this period was 50% higher than the same period last year. CHAIN data also shows 2,069 people in London sleeping rough for the first time between July and September 2019. And there were 438 people recorded who were deemed to be living on the streets of London – 7% higher than the same period last year. So, despite the launch of the government’s rough sleeping strategy in 2018, the problem of rough sleeping does not appear to be improving significantly. Youth Homelessness One figure that is particularly disturbing is that 6% of those seen by outreach services are 18-25 years old – that is 248 young people who are recorded as rough sleeping in Greater London. Research … (To read the full article, subscribe below)