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Homelessness: Young People

Question for Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

UIN 15120, tabled on 12 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people under the age of 25 who are (a) homeless and (b) at risk of homelessness in Gloucestershire.

Answered on

2 March 2020

The table below contains the number of households where the main applicant was under 25 in Gloucestershire during April to June 2019 where the household was assessed as owed a prevention or relief duty, and additionally the number of 18-24 year olds living in temporary accommodation on 30 June 2019 in Gloucestershire. Relief and main duties are owed to those currently homeless. Those at risk of homelessness are those owed a prevention duty.

Households where the main applicant was under 25 assessed during April to June 2019:

18-24 year olds living in in Temporary accommodation on 30th June 2019

Threatened with homelessness, owed a prevention duty

Homeless, owed a relief duty

Homeless, unintentionally homeless, and in priority need, owed a main duty

Gloucestershire

106

125

38

81

Notes:

1. Gloucestershire includes the local authority areas of Cheltenham, Forest of Dean, Gloucester, Cotswold, South Gloucestershire, Stroud, and Tewkesbury.

2. Temporary Accommodation data cannot include 1 legacy case recorded in Cheltenham, where the household contained no age information.

3. Under 25 includes 16 and 17 year olds where they are the main applicant. There were no 16-17 year olds living in temporary accommodation as the oldest household member.

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.