Rough Sleeping Snapshot Toolkit 2021

Resources for the 2021 rough sleeping estimates

Please join our webinars and Q&A sessions during September:

Local Authority leads should follow this guidance in order to have their rough sleeping snapshot figure verified by Homeless Link, ready for online submission to MHCLG by the 10 December 2021 deadline.

The toolkit includes:

  • Definition of rough sleeping for the purpose of rough sleeping estimates
  • How to choose between a count-based estimate, an evidence-based estimate meeting, and an evidence-based estimate meeting informed by a spotlight count
  • What demographic data to collect
  • How the Homeless Link verification process works
  • Timelines and step-by-step guidance
  • Information for volunteers and verifiers
  • Templates, forms and resources
  • Quick Guides for easy reference

Rough Sleeping Estimates Toolkit 2021 - Local Authorities

Information for local authorities, street count teams and volunteers. 

With thanks to East Staffordshire Borough Council for sharing their authorisation letter, and to Oxford City Council for sharing their data protection statement and agreement. Note that local authorities are advised to involve their data protection lead in preparation of local documents.


Rough Sleeping Estimates quick reference

A glossary and resource to help Coordinators communicate key messages to local stakeholders. 



DELTA Guidance 2021

Information from MHCLG for Local Authority leads on how to set up and use a DELTA account to submit your rough sleeping statistics.



Rough Sleeping Estimates Toolkit 2021 - Homeless Link Verifiers