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Women’s Rough Sleeping Census: 2023 Report Launch

  • Start: 7th May, 2024 @ 10:30AM
  • End: 7th May, 2024 @ 12:15PM
  • Online

The Women’s Rough Sleeping Census is a new way of gathering data, aiming to better understand the scale of women’s rough sleeping in England and how systems and services can effectively support women.

In 2023, the census took place for the second time, and 44 local authorities across England took part.

In this online event chaired by Homeless Link, we will hear about the results and findings from the 2023 census, launching a new census report authored by Change Grow Live. We will also hear from services and local authorities about their experiences of delivering the census, and from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities about their support for ending women’s rough sleeping. Speakers will also talk about how you can take part in the census in 2024.

This event is organised by Solace and Single Homeless Project, with thanks to Change Grow Live, Homeless Link and all of the speakers.


  • Welcome and introduction from the chair | Sophie Boobis, Homeless Link
  • A view from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities | Isabella Connell, Deputy Director
  • Census 2023 overview and results | Change Grow Live, Solace and Single Homeless Project
  • Hearing from participating local authorities | Gloucestershire County Council, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority
  • What’s next? A call to action and Census 2024 | Single Homeless Project and Solace
  • Q&A