‘Atlas’ of homelessness services now launched

Those working in the homelessness sector will use the website to quickly access information about which services are available.

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LHF in partnership with Homeless Link has launched Atlas, an interactive website that allows people to view service information and statistics across London in a specific borough or at a multi-borough level.

Commissioners, policy makers and others working in the homelessness sector will use the website to quickly access information about which services are available and the latest statistics on rough sleeping.

The launch comes after initial research by the partnership revealed that there are nearly 9,000 accommodation beds spaces for single homeless people in London, with at least 122 organisations providing single homelessness services in the capital.

Simon Dow, Executive Chairman of the LHF, said: “We believe the LHF Atlas provides a clear up-to-date view of who is doing what in terms of providing for homeless people in each London borough.

“We hope this will be a useful planning tool helping agencies and statutory authorities target their services. LHF is grateful to all those who have collaborated with us to produce the Atlas.”

On the website launch, Becky Rice, Project manager, added: “We will be looking at how the new Atlas could be useful to new audiences, including frontline staff, members of the public and local politicians.

“We are also planning to add new maps and include other services relevant to homeless people, such as specialist health services and housing advice services.”

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