The Street Based Lifestyle Monitor is an analysis of the numbers gathered by our South Wales-based Rough Sleepers Intervention Teams between November 2016 and October 2017, which shows increasing numbers of people living street based lifestyles in Cardiff, Newport, Bridgend and Swansea over the year.
Our service users are more than numbers, but the more we understand about how many people need to use our services, and other services like them, the more able we are to make effective policy recommendations to influencers in both local and national government.
People living a ‘Street Based Lifestyle’ are people who spend most of their time on the streets.
This includes those sleeping rough, but also individuals who are spending time in emergency or temporary accommodation, or are otherwise unsuitably housed.
This report continues from where previous reports on Cardiff and Newport finished; that is, the data comes from the period November 2016-October 2017.