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London Women’s Rough Sleeping Census – Evidencing the extent of women’s rough sleeping

  • Start: 19th September, 2022 @ 12:00AM
  • End: 23rd September, 2022 @ 12:00AM
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London Women’s Rough Sleeping Census – Evidencing the extent of women’s rough sleeping    

As part of the Life Off the Streets women’s workstream, groups Women’s Development Unit, SHP and St Mungo’s and have the support of DLUHC, the GLA, London Councils and the Life Off the Streets Core Group are delivering a women’s rough sleeping census, aiming to better capture data about the extent of women’s rough sleeping.    

Research, lived experience and the experiences of services tell us that women are some of the most vulnerable within the rough sleeping and homeless population, yet we also know that women are under-represented in rough sleeping statistics and provision.   

They are asking the community and voluntary services to take part as we recognise that women often encounter wider services before they reach homelessness support.  

They would be extremely grateful if you could pass this information on to anyone in your networks who may be able to help. 

How will it work?   

The methodology used will differ from the normal snapshot count in recognition of the fact that women sleep rough less visibly and are less likely to meet outreach teams as a result. It will involve daytime outreach and a survey for a wide range of services who may encounter women who are rough sleeping in the course of their work – see attached slides for more information.   

This will take place across a full working week 19th – 23rd September.     

This is the first undertaking of its kind on this scale and can have an important impact – we’re keen to get as many people and organisations on board as possible to make this census as collaborative and successful as we can. Can your organisation be involved?   

We’ll be hosting an information session on 15th August, 11:00-12:00 – please join us to hear more about this work, ask questions and learn how you can be involved. The session recording will also be uploaded to the CSTM website after the event.   

Sign up to their mailing list to be sure of the latest updates and resources for the census via the link below. You can also sign up for the information session via the Eventbrite link below.   

Sign up for their mailing list updates by clicking here 

Sign up to attend an information session, on 15th August by clicking here