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No Second Night Out Nationwide


Vision to End Rough Sleeping Nationwide

The Ministerial Working Group on Homelessness brings together eight Government departments to tackle the complex causes of homelessness. The Ministerial Working Group’s 2011 report ‘Vision to end rough sleeping: No Second Night Out’ set out six joint commitments to give local people the tools to tackle rough sleeping and put an end to second nights out on the street.

No Second Night Out across the country

In addition to the London No Second Night Out service, the No Second Night Out approach has now been adopted in the following locations:






Adopting the No Second Night Out approach

Homeless Link has produced a guide to help you develop a service offer for people new to the streets that meets the No Second Night Out standard. As well as learning from the London No Second Night Out Pilot, it includes a range of practical resources. It is available here.

To support this Homeless Link have also produced an ‘Outreach Standards – Quick Guide’ to ensure outreach teams link in with any local service offer for people new to the streets.

Making Every Contact Count: A Joint Approach to Preventing Homelessness

The 2012 ‘Making Every Contact Count’ report from the Government’s Ministerial Working Group on Homelessness focused on thinking about how services can be managed in a way that prevents all households, regardless of whether they are families, couples, or single people, from reaching a crisis point where they are faced with homelessness. This report has a simple aim – to make sure that every contact local agencies make with vulnerable people and families really counts.

No First Night Out

No First Night Out is a partnership between The City of London Corporation, Tower Hamlets Council and Hackney Council. The initiative is funded by the Greater London Authority and Department of Communities and Local Government and is aimed at preventing people from turning to rough sleeping.

No First Night Out complements the existing No Second Night Out initiative, which focuses on helping London’s existing new rough sleepers.

Read the No First Night Out interim report – Feb 2016

Read the No First Night Out evaluation report – Oct 2016

Read the No First Night Out Summary report – Sept 2017


StreetLink is a website that enables the public to alert local authorities in England and Wales about rough sleepers in their area. This service offers the public a means to act when they see someone sleeping rough and is the first step someone can take to ensure rough sleepers are connected to the local services and support available to them. The service is funded by Government and is part of their commitment to end rough sleeping.

Click here to visit the StreetLink Website