Monitoring Rough Sleeping in Wales

Ever wondered how many people are sleeping rough in Wales?  

Our Rough Sleepers Intervention Teams (RSITs) work across the country to provide a hot meal, support and advice for accessing housing. They also collect rough sleeping statistics which monitors the number of people encountered each morning in Cardiff, Bridgend, Swansea, Newport and Wrexham.

This data only refers the number of people who engage with our own Rough Sleepers’ Intervention Teams, rather than the Local Authority’s figures which represent data captured across all rough sleeper services – i.e. we track the number of people our RSITs make contact with.

Although these numbers cannot be taken as an absolute figure for people sleeping rough on the streets in these areas, it can be seen as a minimum number and help to identify trends in rough sleeping over time.

Reports covering several areas:

[NEW] South Wales Street Based Lifestyle Monitor 2016-17 [pdf]

Cardiff Figures:

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Cardiff extended reports:

Cardiff Street Based Lifestyle Monitor 2015-2016 [pdf] and summary sheet [pdf]

Cardiff Street Based Lifestyle Monitor 2013-2015 [pdf] and summary sheet [pdf]

Cardiff quarterly reports

Cardiff 2018 Q3 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Cardiff 2018 Q2 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Cardiff 2018 Q1 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Cardiff 2017 Q4 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Cardiff 2017 Q3 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Cardiff 2017 Q2 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Cardiff 2017 Q1 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Cardiff 2016 Q4 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Cardiff 2016 Q3 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Bridgend Figures:

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Bridgend quarterly reports:

Bridgend 2018 Q3 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Bridgend 2018 Q2 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Bridgend 2018 Q1 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Bridgend 2017 Q4 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Bridgend 2017 Q3 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Bridgend 2017 Q2 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Bridgend 2017 Q1 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Bridgend 2016 Q4 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Bridgend 2016 Q3 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Bridgend 2016 Q2 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Bridgend 2016 Q1 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Newport Figures*:

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Newport extended reports:

Newport Rough Sleeping Monitor 2013-15 [pdf]

Newport quarterly reports:

Newport 2018 Q3 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Newport 2018 Q2 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Newport 2018 Q1 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Newport 2017 Q4 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Newport 2017 Q3 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Newport 2017 Q2 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Newport 2017 Q1 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Newport 2016 Q4 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Swansea Figures*:

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Swansea quarterly reports:

Swansea 2018 Q3 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Swansea 2018 Q2 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Swansea 2018 Q1 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Swansea 2017 Q4 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Swansea 2017 Q3 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Swansea 2017 Q2 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Swansea 2017 Q1 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Swansea 2016 Q4 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Wrexham Figures:

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Wrexham quarterly reports:

Wrexham 2017 Q2 rough sleeper report [pdf]

Wrexham 2017 Q1 rough sleeper report [pdf]

*Important information about our rough sleeping numbers for Newport and Swansea:

In both Newport and Swansea there are drop-in services that take place after the actual rough sleepers count (which is carried out by our Rough Sleepers Intervention Teams in the early morning).  These services can affect the statistics in the following two ways:

  • Some people who are sleeping rough might be counted by the RSIT team and then counted again when they attend the drop-in service.
  • Alternatively, some people might attend the drop-in service, and appear in the statistics, but not have slept rough that night, although they are almost certainly homeless – they might, for example, be sofa surfing, or living in a hostel.

For Newport, we can provide statistics for rough sleepers only, starting from April 2016; get in touch if you are interested in these numbers. Additionally, to clarify any of the information available on this page, please contact us.

Find out more about our Rough Sleepers Intervention Teams and outreach services on our Homelessness Projects and Services pages.

Concerned about someone who is sleeping rough?  See: Where to Get Help if you are Homeless.

Page last updated: 05/10/2018