May 2023 target for new rough sleeper returns

The reporting requirements for rough sleepers are due to change in May 2023 as part of the Ending Rough Sleeping Framework.

DLUHC has been consulting with the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI) and a set of early adopter local authorities to develop “a powerful set of metrics” to track how effectively rough sleeping is prevented in an area.

"This should simplify and harmonise data collection and reporting nationally," according to the CHI, "giving everyone a common language and set of data, and enabling us to learn faster by making it much easier to understand what’s working, where, and why."

In 2022 we released a free set of features in HPA2 to allow you to capture essential information about your rough sleeper cohort and help you manage them without having to resort to spreadsheets and external documents.

The set of tasks used to capture this information was released “unlocked”. This means that each homelessness team could configure, change, amend or edit any of the questions and workflow within HPA2 to suit your own local needs.

Guidance on how the new features work and how you can configure the tasks is available on our Helpsite.

You may find that some amendments to your workflows are required as a result of the forthcoming

However, you might not have the time to make the changes yourself.

So far, we have assisted 10 local authorities configure their HPA2 system to allow them to capture the required information in ways that work best for them.

Should you require similar help, we can assist on a consultancy basis. If you’d like to discuss this further, please contact

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