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People sleeping rough by London boroughs

People seen sleeping rough by outreach workers by borough (2022/23)

Generally, central London boroughs have more people seen sleeping rough than outer boroughs.

Westminster is the borough with the most people recorded sleeping rough by far, with 2,050 people known to outreach workers there.

This is nearly three times the number in Camden, the next highest borough. Lambeth is the borough with the third highest number of people sleeping rough (623 people seen), and Ealing next at 503 - a sign of the spreading of housing pressures to outer boroughs.

Since 2021/22 almost every borough has seen an increase in people seen sleeping rough. Only one borough - Wandsworth - saw a reduction in people seen sleeping rough from 264 in 2021/22 to 173 in 2022/2023.