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September 01 2019

The annual CHAIN report on rough sleeping in London reveals some disturbing trends.

According to the annual CHAIN report on rough sleeping in London, the most common reason for people sleeping rough continues to be eviction or being asked to leave by the person they were staying with. Around 31% of people new to rough sleeping found themselves on the street in this way.

Meanwhile, people sleeping rough on a longer-term basis had increased by 9%. Outreach teams identified 2,080 people sleeping rough in 2018–19 who had also slept rough in 2017–18. London Mayor Sadiq Khan called the report’s findings a “national disgrace”, bemoaning “the government’s policies” for forcing people on to the streets.