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Homelessness

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  • Release date: 24 June 2015
  • Period covered: 2014-15
  • Next update: 23 September 2015
Quarterly data which includes information on the number of households accepted as homeless, reasons for homelessness and the number of households in temporary accommodation.

Key points

Household acceptances

  • The number of households accepted as homeless continued to fall during 2014-15, dropping by 1 per cent to 5,070 households. The overall number of decisions made on homelessness applications was down by 11 per cent during 2014-15, compared with the previous year.
  • During 2014-15, the number of single person households accepted as homeless decreased by 3 per cent and accounted for 54 per cent of all acceptances, compared with 55 per cent during 2013-14.

Households in Temporary Accommodation

  • The number of households placed in temporary accommodation has been increasing for a number of years. However, at the end of March 2015 there were 2,050 households in temporary accommodation, which is 11 per cent less than the end of March 2014.
  • At the end of March 2015 there were 195 households in Bed & Breakfast (B&B) accommodation, which is an increase of 5 per cent compared with the end of March 2014.  Of those in B&B accommodation at the end of March 2015, there were 10 families with children, which is similar to the previous year.

From April 2014, new data covering the prevention and relief of homelessness was collected from the Local Authorities in Wales. The information collected will be published on StatsWales once a complete and accurate dataset is available.

Following a consultation on a range of proposals relating to official statistics, statutory homelessness information will continue to be collected and published, via StatsWales, on a quarterly basis however publication of the full quarterly statistical report will be replaced with a twice yearly statistical report.

Contact

Tel: 029 2082 5055
Email: stats.housing@wales.gsi.gov.uk