CHAIN is a multi-agency database recording information about people sleeping rough and the wider street population in London. The system, which is commissioned and funded by the Mayor of London and managed by Homeless Link, represents the UK's most detailed and comprehensive source of information about rough sleeping.Find out more
StreetLink is a service that allows members of the public to let local services know if someone is sleeping rough. After an alert has been made the local council will send an outreach team to find the person and help to connect them to local relevant services.. In the last year more than 50,000 alerts have been made and more than 5000 people have been successfully connected with local services. To find out more visit the StreetLink WebsiteStreetLink Website
Rough Sleeper Count
Every year local authorities across England must make a count or estimate of the number of people who are sleeping rough in their area. Homeless Link is funded by the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to support local authorities to do this and to verify their counts or estimates.Read more here
London Atlas of Street Homelessness
Homeless Link works with the London Housing Federation to produce an annual interactive map of London's Homelessness Services. It includes overlay maps of numbers of rough sleepers and the types and scale of service available in each borough, in addition to showing historical trends.Visit the Atlas now
Homeless England is the most comprehensive database of services for people facing homelessness in England. With a geolocation search it helps people contact the best local services for their needs.Visit Homeless England
Health Needs Audit
We carry out regular research and produce a toolkit so the health needs of homeless populations can be assessed.Read more here
New podcast: Social enterprise learning from Homeless Link
Episode 2 of our social enterprise podcast series features an interview with Matt Harrison, sharing Homeless Link's experience of developing income streams.
NEW REPORT: ‘Roadmap’ for tackling non-UK national homelessness
Today, Homeless Link is pleased to launch a new report in partnership with NACCOM – The No Accommodation Network, Unlocking the door: A roadmap for supporting non-UK nationals facing homelessness in England.
Homeless Link responds to “encouraging” figures which show a fall in rough sleeping in London
Homeless Link's Response to the 2021-22 Annual CHAIN figures, showing a reduction in the number of people rough sleeping in London.
Forthcoming events at Homeless Link
Suicide: prevention, intervention and post-incident protocols
This course will explore the theory and practice of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting. This course is for anyone who seeks greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide. This course also explores possible prevention and post-incident protocols, and how to support service users and staff after an incident.
Tech Tuesday: In-Form 101 webinar - an introduction to the In-Form system
In-Form Reporting Masterclass Training Course (Classic interface)
In-Form Reporting Masterclass Training Course (Lightning interface)