Homelessness in Poland

There is no national data collection strategy for homelessness in Poland. The Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Policy collects annual Social Welfare Statistics from all social welfare centres in Poland, including statistics on homeless assistance. The Ministry’s biennial national study on homelessness findings are: 2015: 5,740 people 2017: 2,753 people. The last study of 2017 shows an ageing of the homeless population (the percentage of homeless people in the ‘above 60’ group grew from 21.7% to 28.5% compared to 2013) and a continuing over representation of adult men (79.8% in 2013, 80.0% in 2015, 81.8% in 2017).