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Temporary Accommodation: Children

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 6021, tabled on 21 January 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of children in temporary accommodation in (a) the North West, (b) Liverpool City Region, (c) Wirral and (d) Wallasey constituency in each of the last five years.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

27 January 2020

The number of children in temporary accommodation in the North West and Wirral at the end of each financial year where figures are available from 2015 to 2019 are provided here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tables-on-homelessness.

Data is collected at the local authority level and therefore not available at lower geographical areas. Figures for Wallasey are therefore not available. Liverpool City Region can be calculated by summing figures for Liverpool, Halton, Knowsley, Sefton, St. Helens and Wirral. In December 2019 we announced the allocation of £263 million in funding for 2020/21 to local authorities designed to support them to deliver services to tackle homelessness. The purpose of this funding is to give local authorities more control and flexibility in managing homelessness pressures and supporting those who at risk of homelessness, including providing them with temporary accommodation.

England and regional totals include imputations for missing values, including Halton, so the sum of individual figures will not match these totals.

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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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