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Homelessness destinations

Key points

  • in 2014/15 of the 11,000 cases in London where homelessness was prevented or relieved and the household moved home, 4,900 cases moved to private rented homes; the next most common destination was supported accommodation (2,300).
  • The number of cases of homelessness prevention or relief recorded in London in 2014/15 was the equivalent of 7.9 per 1,000 households. This is a slightly lower rate than the rest of England at 9.2, despite London's higher level of homelessness acceptances.

Homelessness destinations

What does this graph show?

The graph shows the destination of homelessness cases that were prevented or relieved in 2014/15. Of the 11,000 cases in London where homelessness was prevented or relieved and the household moved home, 4,900 cases moved to private rented homes; the next most common destination was supported accommodation (2,300).

The number of cases of homelessness prevention or relief recorded in London in 2014/15 was the equivalent of 7.9 per 1,000 households. This is a slightly lower rate than the rest of England at 9.2, despite London's higher level of homelessness acceptances. So London has a higher level of activity within the statutory duty compared with the rest of England, but there is little difference between them in terms of activity outside it.

Data used

P1E Homelessness returns, DCLG; the data is for London in 2014/15.

Indicator last updated: 15 October 2015