MQT on 2014-10-22
Session date: 
October 22, 2014
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The number of people sleeping on the streets across London is increasing. What is your strategy to tackle the number of people sleeping rough in the final months of your Mayoralty?


Answer for Homelessness

Answer for Homelessness

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The total number of rough sleepers seen by London's rough sleeping outreach teams increased by only 1 per cent between 2012/13 and the proportion of rough sleepers spending more than one night out has fallen. This shows that programmes like No Second Night Out are working.

It is also vital that we stem the continuing flow of people onto the streets. Initiatives such as my No First Night Out pilot project, the Platform for Life funding for accommodation for young people at risk of homelessness, and continued funding for the London Reconnection Service, aims to do so.