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Information on the estimated number of persons sleeping rough over a two week period and the number of persons observed sleeping rough.

First published:
25 September 2008
Last updated:

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Proposals to stop the national annual rough sleeper count

Data for November 2020 to 2023

The national rough sleeper count was suspended in 2020 to 2022 due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Chief Statistician has decided to suspend the 2023 count due to the availability of rough sleeper data through this monthly homelessness data publication and to reduce demand on resources at local authorities and Welsh Government.

We will consider the long-term future of the rough sleeper count and engage with users prior to the 2024 count.

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