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ROUGH SLEEPING IN WEST LONDON Lead Housing Members Meeting 16.11.10 Ieuan ap Rees West London Homelessness Coordinator. Verified rough sleepers. 2009/10 - 507 people 74% new (60% London) Total varies from 6 in Harrow to 138 in K&C % new varies from 46 (K&C) to 91(Brent)

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ROUGH SLEEPING IN WEST LONDON

Lead Housing Members Meeting 16.11.10

Ieuan ap Rees

West London Homelessness Coordinator

verified rough sleepers
Verified rough sleepers
  • 2009/10 - 507 people
  • 74% new (60% London)
  • Total varies from 6 in Harrow to 138 in K&C
  • % new varies from 46 (K&C) to 91(Brent)
  • 29% white (other) - up from 17% in 08-09
  • 63% white (75% for London)
  • 87% male
background support needs
Background & support needs
  • Overall lower numbers & fewer support needs than rest of London
  • Fewer from armed forces, care or prison
  • Brent audit showed 80% registered with GP & 43% dentist but still 33% had ambulance call out and hospital admission in last 6 months – similar to other pilots
  • Main issues injuries / breathing
  • High levels of smoking, alcohol and

drug use

  • 69% mental health concerns
prompt survey i
PrOMPT Survey I
  • 54 rough sleepers & ex-rough sleepers interviewed
  • 59% last settled home outside borough and 44% outside sub-region
  • Majority had last settled home more than 2 years ago
  • Main Causes - relationship breakdown, loss of job, alcohol & drug abuse
  • Housing Departments underused & found & & unhelpful
prompt survey ii
PrOMPT Survey II
  • 40% straight to rough sleeping
  • 60% slept rough for > a year
  • Main reasons people stayed in WL while sleeping rough - familiarity, friends & feeling safe
  • 23% aware of services available before coming
  • Only 9% came expecting job opportunities
  • Day centres & outreach well used, trusted and perceived as the biggest factor in ending rough sleeping
  • More assistance needed with housing advice, alcohol/drugs reduction and employment/training
overview of services
Overview of Services
  • Concentration in K&C / H&F i.e. 8 out of 10 day centres
  • Hostels /supported housing 1600+ bed spaces – reducing / un-ring fencing of SP budgets & pressing priorities for adult social care
  • Outreach – 4 boroughs have own outreach + Heathrow + Street Rescue
  • Different multi-agency approaches
  • West London Reconnect
action plan i
Action Plan I
  • Conference in June
  • Coordinated Street Count / Estimate (Nov.24)
  • cross-borough access to specialised services e.g. Pound Lane
  • No Recourse to Public Funds - West London Reconnect
  • Hospital discharge form
action plan ii
Action Plan II
  • Access to PRS – Letstart, CRISIS Programme
  • London Reconnections Protocol
  • Outreach – Retain Street Rescue (LC Grants Review)
  • Enforcement – Roll out Brent UKBA Pilot
  • No Second Night Out Pilot / Assessment Beds
issues
Issues
  • How to stop the flow (NSNO)
  • Migration – end of transitional arrangements for A8 nationals (April 2011)
  • Imbalance between boroughs
  • Reducing resources
  • Enforcement
  • Personalisation