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Advocacy and


Centre for


Reporting on London's rough sleeping services

Date: 26 October, 2015
Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Ookayama Campus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Attendees: 25 people
First Session – Presentations

  • ‘Pan-London rough sleeping strategies and projects’ by Kasai, N

  • ‘Tackling rough sleeping at the local level’ by Kitabatake, T.

  • ‘The Olympics-related redevelopment projects in the borough of Newham and its current situations’ by Machida, D.

  • Q&A


Second Session – Brief Presentation and Discussion

  • ‘Comparing London and Tokyo’ by Kasai, N. and Kitabatake, T.

  • Discussion

On the 26th of October, ARCH hosted an event titled ‘The conference reporting on London's rough sleeping services.’ The event was attended by 25 people of various backgrounds ranging from non-profit homelessness organisations, universities, local governments and those actually sleeping rough.


The first session consisted of three presentations, each of which focused on a different aspect of London's rough sleeping services and surrounding issues and presented by ARCH staff. The CHAIN database and RS205 project particularly received interest from the attendees in the following Q&A section.


The second session opened with a brief presentation by ARCH staff. It compared rough sleeping strategies in London and Tokyo around their respective Olympic games and proposed to carry out a night time street count in Tokyo in mid-January. Attendees gave comments on what should be a focus of rough sleeping strategies in Tokyo in the years leading up to the Olympics and also expressed concerns about potential exclusionary drives associated with the Olympics. Little opposition to the idea of conducting a street count in Tokyo was voiced in the discussion, yet some cautious attitude as to how the results would be used was expressed.

It was a great opportunity for us to hear the opinions of the attendees, who were from different organisations and had varied backgrounds. We would like to continue hosting these kinds of events and communicating with a wide range of stakeholders as we continuously search for better solutions to this complex social issue, always in the interest of homeless people.

Many thanks for those who attended this event.


28 October, 2015
ARCH staff

Our visit to London in September 2015!











St Mungo's Broadway, Emmaus Lambeth, Homeless Link, Thames Reach, the Connection at St. Martins, THE PASSAGE, Hopkinson House (以上、ボランタリー団体等), Dept for Communities and Local Government(国のホームレス担当部局), Metropolitan Police, Greater London Authority(大ロンドン市), City of London, Westminster City Council, London borough of Southwark, Lambeth, Tower Hamlets(以上、基礎自治体), East London Housing Partnership(行政間パートナーシップ)

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