Rough Sleeping Insights Project

Bringing data together to support London's goal of making rough sleeping rare, brief and non-recurrent.

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LOTI, London Councils, the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Bloomberg Associates (BA) are working together to design and deliver a data tool that supports the strategic aims of London’s Life off the Streets Programme (LOTS). Their key aim is to help make rough sleeping rare, brief and non-recurrent in London.

Having completed an initial discovery, our intention is to create a tool that ingests and presents data in a way that enables strategic decision makers working on tackling rough sleeping in London to have deeper insights into the pathways into rough sleeping and the effectiveness of various interventions. Our aim is that these insights will enable new services to be designed and deployed to prevent rough sleepng.

The data to be used by the tool will be sourced from a number of systems currently operated by stakeholders in the rough sleeping ecosystem, including CHAIN, Inform, and data held in borough Homelessness Case Level Collection (H-CLIC) returns.

An MVP solution will be developed with a pilot group of four boroughs, Camden, Hillingdon, Lambeth and Westminster and their hostel providers.

Key outcomes

  • Measure success in making homelessness rare, brief, non-recurrent
  • Learn what strategies work and inform public policy, service delivery and commissioning
  • Improve understanding of the rough sleeping population (including the complexity of needs and how individuals move between different parts of the system
  • Ensure the proper understanding, full utilization and linking of solutions and resources
  • Ease and enhance the operation of services, reporting and performance management



Data Protection Guidance – Rough Sleeping Project

Charities and service providers, along with local authorities, are asked to share personal data of clients in the Strategic Insights Tool for Rough Sleeping. This guidance has been developed to support such organisations to engage with this project and provide advice on identifying the relevant lawful basis for their processing and data sharing.

Project Timeline


Faculty AI started as technical partner for the development and build of the Strategic Insights Tool

View of London with caption Strategic Insights for Rough Sleeping Tool


Rough Sleeping Insights Tool – Overview Deck

View an overview of the project (Powerpoint)

Project Kick-off

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