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Information on LGBT individuals who are or have been homeless: FOI release

Published: 6 Nov 2018

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
6 Nov 2018
Information on LGBT individuals who are or have been homeless: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/18/03177
Date received: 11 October 2018  
Date responded: 6 November 2018
 
Information requested

You asked for the data for each of the past five years (2014-2018 to date) regarding:

  • The total number of people that have been homeless in Scotland and what proportion of the total Scottish population that represents, for each year.  
  • How many LGBT+ individuals were homeless during that period and, if possible, what proportion of  LGBT+ individuals that represents.
Response
I enclose a copy of some of the information you requested.

 

Financial year of assessment

 

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Number of people assessed as homeless or threatened with homelessness

      47,067

      47,305

      45,549

      46,183

     47,140

Number of households assessed as homeless or threatened with homelessness

      27,947

      27,755

      26,771

      26,749

     26,949

Percentage of Scottish population assessed as homeless or threatened with homelessness

0.9%

0.9%

0.8%

0.8%

0.8%

Source: HL1 published dataset as at 10 May 2018 & NRS Mid-year population estimates

Note: The numbers in the above table are for unique homeless assessments, so any repeat cases (assessment within a year of a previous application being closed) are excluded.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested.  The reasons why we don’t have the information are explained below.

Reasons for not providing information

The Scottish Government does not have the information

The Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have asked for because data on sexual orientation is not collected during a homeless application.   

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.  

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Contact

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Central Enquiry Unit 
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

 
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Edinburgh 
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