Did you know?
- There is an increase of individuals who are street involved and demonstrating unpredictable, disruptive behaviour in London.
- The change is a result of the:
- type of drugs and substances being used;
- increased risks from substance use, untreated mental illness, and homelessness;
- pressures on the supports and treatment options; and,
- housing available.
- London has implemented a Coordinated Informed Response. The Coordinated Informed Response is:
- a caring and compassionate response;
- aimed at supporting individuals who are street-involved, sleeping rough, and urban camping in finding safe alternative solutions focused on housing; and,
- a collaborative response that includes City of London services and London Cares.
- London Cares outreach is available 24/7 to respond to individuals experiencing homelessness who are street-involved.
During the 12 week Coordinated Informed Response pilot:
- 196 instances of sleeping rough were addressed.
- 94 urban camps were removed.
- 93 individuals were provided with housing search support.
- 94% of individuals reported living with an addiction.
- 92% of individuals reported living with a mental health issue.
- Urban Camping: Urban camping is when an individual is sleeping in a makeshift, temporary physical structure set up in an urban environment or park.
- Sleeping Rough: Sleeping rough is when an individual is sleeping in the open without a physical structure, such as a park bench or stairwell.