Belgian FEANTSA member, La Strada, will organise a training on 25-27 September 2018 on the different methodological approaches to measuring homelessness at city level. The topics covered will be:
- A discussion of fundamental questions about measuring: how to identify homeless people, how to collect data on the different forms of homelessness: e.g. rough sleepers, sofa surfers and users of night shelters or hostels, how to aggregate the results?
- A sharing of knowledge concerning the practical organisation of a count: developing a questionnaire, creation of maps, preventing double counts; communication with the stakeholders.
- Examples and lessons learnt from city counts in Budapest, Brussels, Bratislava and Basel.
The training is aimed at actors in the homeless field to help them decide if and how to undertake a homeless count in their city. Practical and methodological expertise will be shared between the speakers and participants.