Among rough sleepers, it is worth noting that 10 of those identified in Hackney in 2015/16 had been in the armed forces, six had been in care and 46 had been in prison (although this may not have been immediately prior to rough sleeping). For the City over the same period, 23 rough sleepers had been in the armed forces, 44 had been in care and 141 had been in prison.

CHAIN data also records support needs for substance misuse and mental health among rough sleepers. In 2015/16, 54 Hackney rough sleepers had alcohol support needs, 49 had substance misuse needs, 47 had mental health needs (some of whom presented with more than one need) and just 10 had none of these. For the City over the same period, 82 had alcohol support needs, 54 had substance misuse needs, 90 had mental health needs, and 94 had none of these.