The Wallich Reports 36% Rise in People Living a ‘Street Based Lifestyle’

The Wallich Reports 36% Rise in People Living a ‘Street Based Lifestyle’

The Wallich, has released an in-depth report into how many people are spending time on the streets of South Wales. The report echoes trends of last week’s Welsh Government rough sleeper count, showing a consistent upwards trajectory. However, The Wallich’s figures provide further data on the type of people on the streets, reporting on characteristics such as age and gender.

Our Street Based Lifestyle Monitor (SBL) shows the number of people encountered by our Rough Sleeper Intervention Teams (RSITs), in Cardiff, Newport, Bridgend and Swansea, between November 2016 and October 2017. The report aims to reflect a wider picture of homelessness in order to understand the root causes and help inform future policy affecting homelessness.

People living a ‘Street Based Lifestyle’ are defined as those who spend most of their time on the streets. This includes those sleeping rough, but also applies to individuals who are spending time in emergency or temporary accommodation, or otherwise unsuitably housed.

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