Housing Options (Prevent 1) Statistics: 2018/19

Housing Options (PREVENT1) Statistics in Scotland to 31 March 2019

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1. For more information on experimental statistics please see:

2. In November 2012, the Scottish Parliament approved the Homelessness (Abolition of Priority Need Test) (Scotland) Order 2012, found online at:

3. This report is available online at: 

4. Housing Options Guidance (March 2016) is available here: 

5. The Annual (2018/19) Homelessness publication (published on 26 June 2019) reports the total number of homelessness applications and assessments (not the total number of unique households with an application or assessment); therefore, figures reported here differ.

6. Lost contacts prior to a homelessness assessment have reduced by three percentage points between 2009/10 and 2018/19. Where a homelessness duty is owed, lost contacts have reduced by six percentage points. (See Table 11 and 33 in the 2018/19 Annual Homelessness Statistics).

7. For more information, see Chart 2 in the Homelessness publication, linked above.

8. Further information on reasons for homelessness is found in the recent publication, Homelessness in Scotland: Annual Update: 2018/19, found online at: 2018/19 Annual Homelessness Statistics

9. Further information on definitions of types of information and advice can be found in: Scottish National Standards for Information and Advice Providers: A Quality Assurance Framework 2009



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