Freedom of information request response - 06149

FOI request

FOI ID number
Youth Homelessness Data

The data we are requesting:

We would like to know about any young people aged 16-24 who approached your council during the financial year 2018-2019, because they were homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Format of responses:

We would greatly appreciate receiving the data on the attached spreadsheet or a .csv, .xlsx or an OpenDocument spreadsheet format.

Our Freedom of Information request:

We kindly request the information in the query below. In all queries ‘2018-2019’ refers to the financial year from April 2018 to March 2019.

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

Quarter 1: 1 April – 30 June 2018
Quarter 2: 1 July – 30 September 2018
Quarter 3: 1 October – 31 December 2018
Quarter 4: 1 January – 31 March 2019
Annual total: 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019

Homelessness presentations, assessments and eligibility in 2018-2019

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

  • Presented themselves as homeless, or at risk of homelessness*
  • Were assessed under the Homelessness Reduction Act (HRA) 2017
  • Received an initial decision of being owed:
    • Prevention duty under HRA
    • Relief duty under HRA
  • Prevention duty ended:
    • With accommodation secured
    • Leading to relief duty
    • Any other reason
  • Relief ended:
    • With accommodation secured
    • for any other reason (not including those who progress to an assessment under the Housing Act 1996)
  • Were assessed under the Housing Act 1996
  • Were accepted as statutorily homeless and owed a duty.
    Please note that the P1E returns are not suitable for this request as they do not provide data broken down by age. *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
  • Presented but had no recourse to public funds.

Data Issues:

  • If it is not possible to release some or all of the specified data, please indicate why. If you are unable to release data for some of the queries, please still complete all other queries within the FOI request.
  • If you are unable to release the specified data for some quarters, please still provide data for the annual total and any quarters that you are able.
  • If the data requested is not recorded either at all, or in a format that is accessible for this purpose, please inform us of this and proceed to the next question.

Our response


Please see the completed spreadsheet attached.

Response date
13 June 2019