Rough sleeping counts and estimates webinar 2016

This webinar is for Local Authorities, voluntary sector providers and homelessness organisations who are planning, or participating in, their local count or estimate. It was presented on the 19 September 2016.

Webinar: Counts and Estimates 2016

Since autumn 2010, all local authorities have been required to submit an annual figure to DCLG to indicate the number of people sleeping rough in their area on a typical night. They can arrive at this figure by means of an estimate or a count. This annual rough sleeping figure allows local authorities to track progress, consider whether current measures are effective in tackling rough sleeping and if new approaches are needed. All counts and estimates must be conducted between 1st October and 30th November.

We cover the steps required to arrive at the single night total:

  • How to conduct an intelligence-based estimate
  • How to conduct a count
  • What's needed to achieve verification
  • What support is available during the process
  • Good practice examples
  • Frequently asked questions

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