FOI Request - Homelessness (3)

Request 101001984733

Please could you answer the following five questions, providing data for each of the 10 financial years listed as well as the first half of the 2018/19 financial year.

1.    How many people were registered as homeless in your council area in each of the following periods:
2008/09:
2009/10:
2010/11:
2011/12:
2012/13:
2013/14:
2014/15:
2015/16:
2016/17:
2017/18:
2018/19 H1:

2.    How many people were offered advice under the Housing Options scheme in each of the following periods:
2008/09:
2009/10:
2010/11:
2011/12:
2012/13:
2013/14:
2014/15:
2015/16:
2016/17:
2017/18:
2018/19 H1:

3.    How many requests for temporary accommodation did the council receive in each of the following periods:
2008/09:
2009/10:
2010/11:
2011/12:
2012/13:
2013/14:
2014/15:
2015/16:
2016/17:
2017/18:
2018/19 H1:

4.    How many requests for temporary accommodation did the council refuse in each of the following periods:
2008/09:
2009/10:
2010/11:
2011/12:
2012/13:
2013/14:
2014/15:
2015/16:
2016/17:
2017/18:
2018/19 H1:

5.    What were the top three reasons for refusing these requests?

Response 06-11-2018

1. From 2008/09 to 2017/18 full details are published by the Scottish Government and can be found by clicking this link: Homelessness in Scotland 2017/18 excel tables and charts. Table 1 tab will provide number of applicants for each year requested. (NB. Shows all Local Authority data). This information therefore exempt under section 25(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002; information otherwise accessible.

2018/19: No of applications received from 01/04/2018 to 15/11/2018 =373

2. Note: Housing Options began 2012; we are unable to provide details prior to this date.

2012/13: Housing Options Team began, first full year of statistics, total of approaches =1283

2013/14: Total = 1271

2014/15: From 01/04/2014 to 2017/18 full details are published by the Scottish Government and can be found by clicking this link: Housing Options .
Housing Options Tables and charts PREVENT 1 Statistics from 01/04/2014 –Table 1 approaches. This information therefore exempt under section 25(1) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002; information otherwise accessible.

2018/19: No of Housing Options cases received from 01/04/2018 to 15/11/2018 = 687
 

3. In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please note that we do not hold data for 2008/09 – 2012/13.

2013/14: 664
2014/15: 826
2015/16: 799
2016/17: 772
2017/18: 687
2018/19: Indicator 26 Temporary accommodation offers from 01/04/2018 – 15/11/2019 = 464 

The Scottish Housing Regulator (ARC Return) for all local authorities publishes this information from 2013/14. Indicator 26

4. In accordance with section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 please note that we do not hold data for 2008/09 – 2012/13.

2013/14: 66
2014/15: 153
2015/16: 114
2016/17: 86
2017/18: 54
2018/19: Indicator 27 Temporary accommodation refusals from 01/04/2018 – 15/11/2018 = 42

The Scottish Housing Regulator (ARC Return) for all local authorities publishes this information from 2013/14. Indicator 

5. Of the 42 refusals from 01/04/2018 – 15/11/2018 the top three reasons are:
12 did not turn up for the temporary accommodation arranged
9 refused due to location of the temporary accommodation
7 refused due to reputation of the temporary accommodation

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