House of Commons Library briefing paper: Rough sleeping (England)

‘Relationship breakdown is the largest single trigger of rough sleeping, leading to 42% of male rough sleeping’.

This is according to the February 2018 briefing paper (pdf) from the House of Commons Library. This paper provides background information on the problem of rough sleeping in England, and outlines Government policy on this issue.

The paper finds:

  • The most recent statistics published on 25 January 2018 recorded a 169% increase in the number of people sleeping rough in England since 2010
  • Among women, 35% slept rough after leaving home to escape domestic violence
  • Rough sleeping is at its most severe in London.

Read the full report (pdf).

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