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.

This document is part of a collection

Notes on Tables

All of the tables and charts in this publication are available in electronic format at:

The statistics included in this publication are based on administrative data collected by local authorities in the course of carrying out their Housing Options duties. This data is collected from local authorities and quality assured by the Scottish Government on a quarterly basis. Details about the data we collect, our quality assurance process, and how we engage with users to improve our statistics are outlined in our quality assurance statement.

The data specification for the Housing Options (PREVENT1) statistics is available at:

Known issues with data

South Lanarkshire were not able to provide case level data for 2019/20 or 2020/21 due to technical issues. Instead they provided aggregate level data tables accompanying this publication. As a result we have not been able to carry out our usual level of quality assurance checks for South Lanarkshire data.

In the 2020/21 data, there is a discrepancy of 260 between the number of approaches (973) and the number with 'maximum activity' (713) and we have been unable to confirm with South Lanarkshire which of these is the correct figure. Additionally, we cannot confirm whether the total activities (2,395) are related to the 973 or 713 figure. This uncertainty affects all tables within the publication.



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