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NSNO - report shows reduced risk of return to the streets
Rough sleepers who passed through the No Second Night Out hub were half as likely to return to sleeping on the streets than those who didn't, a new report on the London pilot has shown.
With more than 20 areas across England preparing to adopt NSNO, these findings from the first six months of the pilot show that only 16% of new rough sleepers who attended the London No Second Night Out Hub were seen sleeping rough again in the city, compared to 34% of those who did not attend the Hub.
The evaluation looks at the first six months of the pilot, which was launched in April 2011. Our analysis of the evaluation has found:
- 1583 new rough sleepers were contacted in the six month period by outreach teams in the 10 central London boroughs, an increase of 100% from previous CHAIN figures
- 70% of these new rough sleepers did not spend a second night out, an increase of 15-20% on previous figures
- Of the 656 who attended the No Second Night Out Hub, two thirds went directly into accommodation
- Only 16% of rough sleepers who attended the Hub were seen sleeping rough again in the city, compared to 34% of those who did not attend the Hub
- The turnaround of cases was quick with 54% of clients staying at the Hub for less than the target 72 hours
No Second Night Out is currently being rolled out across the country, with 41 services receiving grants from the Homeless Transition Fund to support them with ending rough sleeping. The launch of the Liverpool initiative will take place next month.