Action Week 24-30 June 2013

Rough sleeping has risen nationally by 31% over the last two years. 

During Action Week 2013 we wanted to highlight rising rough sleeping and stop homelessness before it starts.

Thank you to all who joined us in saying #NoMore

No More
increases in the numbers of people sleeping rough 
No More preventable homelessness
No More suffering on the streets

It often doesn't take much for someone to end up sleeping rough. It can be a short chain of events, like the breakdown of a relationship, losing a loved one or losing your job. Or it can stem from issues such as a troubled childhood or poor physical and mental health.

The common theme is that people find themselves in a desperate situation; and today it's more difficult than ever for many people to keep a roof over their heads.

Read the summary of our report, No More: Homelessness through the eyes of recent rough sleepers, to find out about the events and experiences which lead people to sleep on the streets in 2013. 

The report also looks at where people go for help before they start to sleep rough and identifies missed opportunities to help people to keep a roof over their heads.

Read about the 13% rise in rough sleeping in London during 2012-13.