people were recorded as sleeping rough at least once on London's streets in 2016/2017. This is the same level as last year - but three times higher than a decade ago.
of homeless families that the council has a duty to house became homeless as a result of the end of a private tenancy.
This set of indicators cover Londoners sleeping rough and homeless families that local councils have a duty to house. Both kinds of homelessness reflect the lack of affordable housing in London. The problem is bigger than the numbers here: ‘hidden homelessness’ such as squatting, sofa-surfing, and ‘beds in sheds’ is by its nature difficult to estimate.
There were 8,100 people recorded as sleeping rough in 2016/2017, which is double the 2010/2011 figure. 75% of rough sleepers were in Inner London, with nearly a third of them in Westminster (32%).
The number of homelessness acceptances dropped from the previous year, the first decline since 2009/10. These figures reflect statutory homelessness – those who the local authority has determined are legally entitled to assistance – and different local authorities interpretations of this measure varies significantly. More than 1 in 3 homeless households were placed by the local authority in temporary accommodation outside their home borough. This represents 19,700 households.
Rough sleepers in London
Rough sleeping across London
Homelessness acceptances over time
Homelessness acceptances by borough
Homelessness prevention/relief over time
Homelessness prevention/relief destinations
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This interactive table compares Poverty Child Poverty Inequality Homelessness Temporary Accommodation Evictions Affordability Unemployment Low Pay Benefits Council Tax Support GCSE attainment Infant Mortality Premature Mortality in each London borough. https://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/data/boroughs/overview-of-london-boroughs/ … pic.twitter.com/EuJJzZz4Tf23 Aug 2018
28% of Year 6 students in Newham are obese. This is one of the highest rates in London. pic.twitter.com/Vvpuhd58JO13 Dec 2018
The benefit cap affected 15,300 households in London in 2017. The largest single groups affected where families losing up to £25 per week and between £25 and £50 per week. pic.twitter.com/zmF6X3bk1x12 Dec 2018
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