Counts and estimates - evaluating the extent of rough sleeping

This toolkit helps local authorities, in partnership with other local agencies, to evaluate the extent of people sleeping rough, by carrying out either a count or an estimate.

Photograph: Martin Fisch (Flickr)
Photograph: Martin Fisch (Flickr)

The toolkit includes:

  • Definition of rough sleeping for the purpose of counts and estimates
  • How to choose between a count and an estimate
  • Timelines and step-by-step guidance
  • Templates, forms and resources
  • Quick Guides to help you get started