A new Atlas of London’s Homelessness Services

Introduction

Mapping Homelessness in London The London Housing Foundation has launched a new Atlas of London’s Homelessness Services. This is an interactive website enabling users to view data at a pan-London, borough or multi-borough level and build views on data according to their need. We have worked with Homeless Link to deliver the project. Please have a look at the Atlas by clicking on the button above and let us know what you think.

What is the Atlas for?

The Atlas is aimed at a professional audience in the homelessness sector; those working in commissioning, policy, research, strategy and business development. It is intended to provide an overview of services. The Atlas is useful in:
Providing an up-to-date overview of provision in individual boroughs, sub regionally or pan-London
Demonstrating the local response to single homelessness (e.g. to assist in response to rough sleeping figures locally) and the investment in this area
Informing initial analysis about needs and gaps in provision
Generating ideas for new partnerships
Comparing provision e.g. with near neighbours or with boroughs with equivalent rough sleeping levels.
We will be looking at if and how the new Atlas could be extended to front line staff and other potential audiences such as members of the public and local politicians.

What information will be included in the new Atlas?

There was an earlier version of the atlas which was a well-used and popular resource. The LHF have decided to radically develop and improve it and relaunch it as an online interactive version. The new Atlas now includes maps showing a range of information by borough, for example:
Rough sleeping figures
Street outreach provision
Assessment Centres
Hostels
Housing First services
We will develop the Atlas over the next few months with new maps. In addition, we are looking at how Health services with specialisms in working with homeless people, drug and alcohol services and Private Rented Sector (PRS) access schemes could potentially be mapped in future releases.

More information

If you have queries or comments about the Atlas you can contact Becky Rice, LHF project manager for the Atlas on 07811607679 becky@accendo-consult.co.uk. Look out for updates on the Atlas on twitter @londonhf

Take a look…

The Atlas is now available to view. Learn how the Atlas works by watching the following video and view the website via the link below: