We carry out a survey of Centre users every 6 months or so ( the last one was May 2009). We surveyed our users on Thursday 17 December – when 184 people visited the Centre. 176 users were male and 8 female.
53% (97 people) are sleeping rough – up from 48% in May, but down from 60% in November 2008 – and 21% have stable accommodation.
EU 10 nationals
Most EU 10 nationals are from Poland and Lithuania. We have seen much larger numbers from Romania, Almost all are sleeping rough, or are living in squats.