According to some research conducted by CRESR/Crisis:

“Rough sleeping may be more prevalent, enduring and ‘invisible’ than we think. The majority of respondents had slept rough, often in ‘out of sight’ locations and with little contact with support services such as rough sleeper teams. Rough sleeping was not an emergency measure for a night or two until adequate shelter could be found. Rather, many respondents had endured sustained episodes of rough sleeping.”

I’ll post more info but you can see the full report at:

“The survey was conducted in day centres for homeless people in 11 towns and cities in England. These were London, Birmingham, Oxford, Stockport, Newcastle, Blackpool, Manchester, Southampton, Newton Abbot, Sheffield, and Brighton. The character of, and services offered by each day centre varied considerably, from small organisations with a handful of regular clients with whom they work closely to large drop-in centres serving food and offering other basic facilities such as showers and laundry to 200+ people a day.”

I was at our soup-run last night and spoke to three different people who all stated that they do not use day centres (one because he was banned the other two out of choice).  So this research might well be missing data from some of the most vulnerable individuals!



Tags: , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

My greatest companion

Tweet A question that we are often presented with is “Why do homeless people have dogs?” This case study tells […]

25th November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Tweet This case study is a highly emotive and difficult read from one of our support workers. We have a […]

Not just for Christmas…

Tweet You’d be hard pushed to find someone at this time of year, with the weather becoming harsh, the nights […]

Somebody’s Somebody


Bad Company

Tweet This case study is about loneliness and companionship. It details the circumstances of one of our service users who […]

In tribute to T…

Tweet At Simon on the Streets, on our bad days, people die. This is the sad reality of the harsh […]