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Helping to end homelessness and rough sleeping

Homeless Link is proud to manage a number of services which gather valuable data about rough sleeping, and help people sleeping rough to access relevant services more effectively.

Rough sleeping individual


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.

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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.

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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.

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Homeless England

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.

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Health Needs Audit

We carry out regular research and produce a toolkit so the health needs of homeless populations can be assessed.

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