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Atlas – new blog series, borough spotlights

In our latest blog, Becky Rice, LHF project manager, provides an overview of the Borough Focus part of LHF’s Atlas of London’s Homelessness Services.

The most well used part of the Atlas is the London Map, and my personal favourite is the infographic. Recently though we have been digging into the ‘Borough Focus’ tab a little more. If you work in, or have an interest in a particular borough this feature of the Atlas might be for you. You can find it here. This blog gives an overview of what’s available on the borough focus tab.

The borough focus includes a headline bar at the top with key stats about the services and levels of rough sleeping in the borough.


Example of headline bar: Croydon

The map shows services where it is appropriate to provide a location: day centres and larger hostels where the location is public information. On the left-hand side a full breakdown of housing and day centre services is provided in a services list including those where the location is not mapped.


Example of map: Lewisham

To the left of the map (see below) there are two graphs: the static graph shows CHAIN data since 2015; the interactive graph enables you to compare various statistics with other boroughs in the ‘sub-region’ (a group of closely located boroughs who undertake strategic work together).


Example graphs: Tower Hamlets

To shine more light on this part of the Atlas we will be speaking to people who work in various boroughs to reflect on what the overview provided by the borough focus means – what’s interesting about the data from a particular area?

Watch this space for our first borough focus spotlight for which we will be speaking to our friends over in Hackney…

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