Centre for Homelessness Impact.

In June 2018, the Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) published a report outlining 70 recommendations for the Scottish Government to implement in order to end rough sleeping, transform the use of temporary accommodation in Scotland and end homelessness altogether. Among these was a recommendation to improve data collection on street homelessness at a national level.

The Scottish Government has worked with the Centre for Homelessness Impact to develop an options appraisal for a multi-agency, multi-sector data and monitoring system for Scotland, focusing on people who are street homeless or at risk of becoming street homeless.