Homelessness prevention measures funded by Communities and Local Government have had a major impact. In the last six years the quarterly level of statutory homelessness cases has reduced by 71 per cent.
Information on homelessness is not collected at constituency level.
Summary tables including the number of households accepted as owed a main homelessness duty by each local authority as at the end of each year between 1997-98 and 2008-09 have been deposited in the Library of the House as stated in the question from Bob Spink on
Information has also been collected and reported since 1998 on the number of people who sleep rough-i.e., those who are literally roofless on a single night. Local authority data and count guidance can be found on the CLG website: