How many people sleep rough in England?

What we know about numbers and trends for people who sleep rough in England.

It can be difficult to work out the number of people sleeping rough for several reasons. People bed down at different times, move about, and can be hidden away in derelict buildings. However, each year every local authority in England does an evidence-based estimate or a count -based estimate of the number of people sleeping rough in their area.

This information is then submitted to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and provides a snapshot of the number of individuals sleeping out on a single 'typical' night in England.