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Homelessness Street Counts

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 27 October 2009

22. To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what methodology his Department uses in undertaking homelessness street counts. (295542)

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’, which was developed in conjunction with the voluntary sector. The total number of rough sleepers found on street counts is published each September.