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Sleeping Rough: North West

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of rough sleepers in each local authority area in the North-West in each year since 1990; and what methodology his Department uses to calculate such estimates. (289277)

Annual rough sleeping figures have been collected since 1998. The figures are based on local authority street counts and until 2008 estimates where a street count did not take place. Local authorities evaluate the extent of rough sleeping within their area in accordance with the methodology on street counts set out in CLG’s “Guidance on evaluating the extent of rough sleeping—2007 revision”.

Number of rough sleepers in the north west:

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Cheshire

Cheshire East (Congleton, Crewe and Nantwich and Macclesfield)

4

Cheshire West and Chester (Chester, Ellesmere Port and Neston and Vale Royal)

9

Congleton

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

Crewe and Nantwich

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

n/a

Macclesfield

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

0

2

n/a

Chester

21

26

16

3

1

1

1

1

6

6

9

n/a

Ellesmere Port and Neston

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

1

1

0

n/a

Vale Royal

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

n/a

Halton

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

1

Warrington

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

Cumbria

Allerdale

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Copeland

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Barrow in Furness

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Carlisle

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

Eden

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

South Lakeland

0

0

2

0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

Greater Manchester

Bolton

11

11

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bury

12

6

3

3

0

3

0

0

0

1

0

Manchester

31

44

23

17

19

9

18

7

5

7

11

9

Oldham

3

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Rochdale

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Salford

0

4

4

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Stockport

0

4

4

0

0

0

0

5

0

1

1

Tameside

1

1

2

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Trafford

0

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Wigan

11

2

2

0

0

0

8

2

2

0

0

Lancashire

Blackburn with Darwen

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Blackpool

15

12

0

4

4

0

4

4

0

0

7

Burnley

0

0

0

0

0

3

3

0

0

0

0

Chorley

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Fylde

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hyndburn

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Lancaster

21

21

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Pendle

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Preston

0

0

2

0

3

0

14

3

3

0

8

Ribble Valley

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Rossendale

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

South Ribble

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

West Lancashire

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Wyre

6

6

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Merseyside

Knowsley

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Liverpool

17

30

19

13

19

19

10

8

9

12

13

9

Sefton

21

21

17

5

2

0

0

1

1

0

0

St Helens

11

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

2

2

0

Wirral

0

0

3

0

0

2

2

0

3

3

0

Total

181

194

108

47

49

37

64

35

36

33

54

32