People seen sleeping rough by outreach workers by borough (2020/21)
More people are recorded sleeping rough in central London than they are in the outer boroughs. By far, Westminster is the borough with the most people recorded sleeping rough, with 2,160 people known to outreach workers there, more than three times the number in Camden, the next highest borough. The most central area of London - the City - saw slightly over 350 people sleeping rough, but this should be seen in the context of the small size of the City. Ealing is the borough with the third highest number of people sleeping rough (620 people seen), a sign of the spreading of housing pressures to outer boroughs. These figures describe the situation over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, during which councils took unprecedented measures to accommodate people who sleep rough.