Mathematics in DCLG: homelessness. Andrew Presland Statistician, Neighbourhoods Analysis Division, DCLG. DCLG collects data from 326 English local authorities on three types of homelessness:
Statistician, Neighbourhoods Analysis Division, DCLG
Numbers of people who apply to local authorities for assistance under the Housing and Homelessness Acts, the demographics of those who are found to be eligible and the number of those in temporary accommodation.
Numbers and estimates of rough sleepers by local authority
Numbers of prevention and relief activities carried out by local authorities
Data collected by DCLG
When people apply for assistance, the local authority bases their decisions on a number of criteria:
The latest figures on from the Statutory Homelessness publication showed that 29,100 decisions on eligibility for assistance were made between 1 October and 31 December 2012:
Comparing trends in homelessness acceptances (flows) and temporary accommodation (stocks)
i) Some households are \'homeless at home‘, rather than in temporary accommodation.
ii) Temporary accommodation figures include some categories of household that haven\'t been accepted as homeless (e.g. if pending review, or intentionally homeless) – and some of these can’t be separately quantified.
A previous attempt to set out the stocks and flows implicit in P1E data