Freedom of information response

Youth Homelessness Databank

Publication date: 
Thursday 7 May 2020
Request: 

We kindly request the information in the query below. In all queries ‘2019-2020’ refers to the financial year from April 2019 to March 2020.

We are requesting data for each quarter of this financial year (below) and the total for 2018-19.

Quarter 1: 1st April – 30th June 2019

Quarter 2: 1st July – 30th September 2019

Quarter 3: 1st October – 31st December 2019

Quarter 4: 1st January – 31st March 2020

Annual total: 1st April 2019 – 31st March 2020

In addition we are also requesting totals of the below questions broken down by both gender (male, female, and other/not known) and age group (16-17 year olds and 18-24 year olds)

Homelessness presentations, assessments and eligibility in 2019-2020

Within your local authority in 2018-2019, how many 16-24 year olds:

1)  Presented themselves as homeless, or at risk of homelessness
This does not include general housing advice. By presenting we mean all who presented themselves as homeless even if they were not subsequently assessed, for example: Presented before 56 days of becoming as homeless, or at risk of homelessness, believed they were homeless but did not meet requirements, or presented but had no recourse to public funds.

2)  Were assessed for a Prevention and/or Relief duty under part 7 of the Housing Act
While this assessment is a new duty brought in by the HRA, it is a duty under part 7 of the Housing Act as amended by the HRA.

3)  Received an initial decision of being owed:

    1. Prevention duty under HRA
    2. Relief duty under HRA

4)  Prevention duty ended:

    1. With accommodation secured
    2. Leading to relief duty
    3. Any other reason

5)  Relief ended:

    1. With accommodation secured
    2. for any other reason (not including those who progress to an assessment under the Housing Act 1996)
       

6)  Were assessed for a statutory main housing duty under part 7 of the Housing Act
By this we mean- following unsuccessful prevention and/or relief outcomes, how many young people underwent a final assessment under part 7 of the Housing Act in order to assess their eligibility for a statutory main housing duty
 

7)  Were accepted as statutorily homeless and owed a statutory main housing duty under part 6 of the Housing Act 1996
After undergoing a final assessment, how many young people were accepted as statutorily homeless and offered a statutory main housing duty.
 

Please note that the P1E returns are not suitable for this request as they do not provide data broken down by age.

Response: 

Please see attached document Appendix A.

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Request reference:
FOI 9946