Metadata

Indicator code
0.3.1
Indicator name

History of homelessness

Geographical coverage

UK

Unit of measurement

Percentage (%), Number

Comparability

No, due to legislative differences.

Footnote (FULL)

For England and Scotland, the percentages were created using the number of households with a history of homelessness over the number of households who were assessed as homeless in that same time period

Associated sources
0.3.1.3
0.3.1.2
0.3.1.1

Sources

0.3.1.1
Measure

Number of households experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness with a history of repeat homelessness

Source

H-CLIC: Homelessness Case Level Collection

Organisation

Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government

Geographical coverage

England

Time period

April 2018 to June 2018 - July 2020 to September 2020

Frequency

Quarterly

Earliest available data

April 2018 to June 2018

Link to data source
Other information

Data preceding April 2018 is not directly comparable with this time series.

Data following June 2018 regards duties applicable under the HRA 2017.

The introduction of initial homelessness duties under the Homelessness Reduction Act in April 2018 represents a break in the time series, as households now receive a minimum of 56 days assistance prior to being assessed for and owed a main duty.

Household data is 2018-based household projection data. 2018 projections used for all 4 quarters of 2018; 2019 projections used for all 4 quarters of 2019 etc.

Data is under "Statutory homelessness" heading within link.

0.3.1.2
Measure

Number of households experiencing homelessness this year and the previous year; Percentage of households experiencing homelessness in the previous year, as a proportion of households experiencing homelessness this year

Source

HL1 data collection

Organisation

Scottish Government

Geographical coverage

Scotland

Time period

April 2007 to March 2008 - April 2019 to March 2020

Frequency

Annually

Earliest available data

April 2007 to March 2008

Link to data source
Other information

The number assessed as homeless while already assessed within 2, 3, 4, and 5 years are also publicly available at the coutry level in the Scottish government publications. Figures on the number of households re-experiencing homelessness were rounded to nearest 5 for disclosure control reasons.

0.3.1.3
Measure

Number of households assessed for homelessness within 365 days of their last homelessness assessment

Source

NIHE: Northern Ireland Housing Executive

Organisation

Northern Ireland

Geographical coverage

Northern Ireland

Time period

2018 - 2019

Frequency

Annually

Earliest available data

2018

Link to data source
Other information

Data provided by NI to CHI on request (in particular at LA level). See spreadsheet entitled "Copy of NI data 0.1.2 &0.3.1"

These statistics are drawn from households applying for homelessness assistance. Some of these households will not be eligible for or assessed as experiencing homelessness.

There were no data for 2 cases in 2019/20, hence why the sum of the different LAs is equal to 1,099 and yet the total for NI is 1,101.

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