FOI Request - Homelessness

Request 101002179997

a. In your council, how many individuals have been assessed and are homeless by legal definition in the last three years, broken down by year – presented as 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19.

b. In your council, how many people have been assessed for homelessness but have not been given homelessness status, across the last three years, broken down as 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19.

Response 06-06-2019

Please note that the Scottish Government regularly publish homeless statistics which can be accessed on their website here

However, for both part a & b, the table below shows all homeless assessments by decision.  Please note that those marked Homeless Unintentional are entitled to permanent accommodation:

  2016/17 2017/18 2018/19
Homeless, Intentional 37 42 52
Homeless, Unintentional 292 275 266
Ineligible For Assistance * 6 9
Lost Contact Before Decn (post Apr 07) * 6 7
Not Homeless/potentially Hmls 68 65 62
Resolved Homelessness Prior To Decision 73 66 72
Threatened With Homelessness Intentional * * *
Threatened With Homeless Unintentional 39 46 59
Withdrew Application Before Decn 56 33 35
Total 575 542 566

* The numbers are so few that disclosure could identify individuals. This information is therefore exempt under section 38(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, personal information. 

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