Homelessness facts and figures
Find out how we are making progress in helping those who are homeless in our borough.
As a local authority, we have a duty to prevent homelessness at the earliest possible stage.
This duty is a result of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, which helped reform England's homelessness laws.
When we cannot prevent homelessness, we have a 'relief duty' which means we will try and help you find accommodation.
This table shows the number of successful prevention and relief cases in our borough's first year since the 2017 act came into force. The figures are for April 2019 to March 2020.
Causes of homelessness
Percentage of people affected by this in our borough
Family no longer willing or able to accommodate
|End of private rented tenancy - assured shorthold tenancy|
Relationship with partner ended (non-violent breakdown)
|Eviction from supported housing|
End of social rented tenancy
|Friends no longer willing or able to accommodate|
|Non-racially motivated/other motivated violence or harassment|
Left institution with no accommodation available
End of private rented tenancy - not assured shorthold tenancy
|Fire or flood/other emergency|
|Left HM Forces|
Racially motivated violence or harassment
Type of accommodation
Percentage of people helped
Private rented sector - self contained
Supported housing or hostel
Registered provider tenancy
Staying with family
Private rented sector - House in Multiple Occupation (HMO)
Staying with friends