More resources on begging and rough sleeping
Enforcement and responding to begging
Crisis and the National Police Chiefs Council produced guidance in 2021 for local authorities, police forces and voluntary sector services on practical ways to respond to rough sleeping and begging with a focus on alternatives to enforcement. It was produced prior to the repeal of the Vagrancy Act.
How do I help someone who is sleeping rough?
If you see a person sleeping rough, there are a number of ways that you can help them. Details on this page.
Rough sleeping - our analysis
Our analysis of numbers and trends around people who sleep rough in England.