Ending rough sleeping in this Parliament: briefing for MPs

Before the general election in December 2019 there was cross-party consensus on the urgent need to tackle rough sleeping and put an end to it once and for all in the next five years.

Rough sleeping in England has increased by 165% since 2010, and 726 people died while sleeping rough or in emergency accommodation (England and Wales) in 2018. The latest government statistics show a 2% decrease in the number of people sleeping rough on a single night, but there is still a long way to go.

This briefing is intended to inform MPs about the work of St Mungo’s, and will be shared at the St Mungo’s annual Parliamentary event taking place on Wednesday 5th February 2020.