Rough sleeping counts and estimates webinar 2015

This webinar looked at good practice in conducting rough sleeper counts and estimates, highlighting examples of good practice from across England. It was presented on the 8 September 2015.

2015 Counts and estimates webinar

Since autumn 2010, all local authorities have been required to submit an annual figure to DCLG to indicate the number of people sleeping rough in their area on a typical night. They can arrive at this figure by means of an estimate or a count. This annual rough sleeping figure allows local authorities to track progress, consider whether current measures are effective in tackling rough sleeping and if new approaches are needed.

This webinar was for Local Authorities, voluntary sector providers and homelessness organisations involved in their local counts and estimates process.

The webinar looked at:

  • Guidance on conducting an estimate
  • Guidance on conducting a count
  • Good practice examples from across England

Rough Sleeping Estimates Toolkit 2021 - Local Authorities

Information for local authorities, street count teams and volunteers. 

With thanks to East Staffordshire Borough Council for sharing their authorisation letter, and to Oxford City Council for sharing their data protection statement and agreement. Note that local authorities are advised to involve their data protection lead in preparation of local documents.