Housing options (PREVENT1) statistics in Scotland: 2020 to 2021

This statistics bulletin provides information on housing options services in Scotland in the period from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. It includes information on the number of approaches made, as well as details on the reasons for the approaches made, the activities undertaken, and the outcomes.

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1. There was a 9% decrease in homelessness applications between 2019/20 and 2020/21 compared to a 10% increase in live homelessness cases between March 2020 and March 2021. Source: Homelessness in Scotland: 2020 to 2021

2. Between 2019/20 and 2020/21 there was: a 42% decrease in those homeless from a private rented tenancy; a 7% increase in those homeless from parents/family and a 6% increase from friends/partners.

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4. North Lanarkshire are now reviewing cases monthly and staff briefings have been undertaken on the recording and reviewing of PREVENT1 cases.


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