The census aims to bring visibility to the experiences of women who are rough sleeping and may not be represented in data, policy or services.

We collect anonymised data through a survey over one week in autumn to build an understanding of women’s rough sleeping, and we use the findings to advocate for and inform change. 

We rely on local services and councils to conduct the survey in their area. In 2023, 44 local authorities in London and across took part in the survey.

Taking part in the next census:

We are currently developing resources and support for areas wishing to participate in 2024. We provide resources and online training to support the process. You can find previous resources about the process on our partner Solace website - these will be updated over the summer.

Whichever area you’re in, the census is designed for the participation of a wide range of services and sectors. Your service might be a VAWG, health, drug and alcohol, migrant support service or community group, or another type of support provider: if you work with women who experience homelessness, your service could be involved in or even lead the census in your area.

For more information about how your local or combined authority outside London could participate, please email us at [email protected]

Mailing List:

To receive the latest information, reports and resources for the census in London, sign up to the mailing list.

If you work outside London and you’re interested in conducting the census in your area, please contact [email protected] for more information