Date lodged: 3 November 2016
To ask the Scottish Government how many supported accommodation places (a) were (i) available and (ii) taken up in each of the last five years and (b) it anticipates being (A) available and (B) taken up in each of the next 10 years, broken down by accommodation type.
Answered by: Kevin Stewart 16 November 2016
The Scottish Government does not hold this information. The Scottish Government does not currently collect data on people in supported accommodation, however Scottish Government are currently in the process of implementing a data collection which will provide some data on this.
The supported accommodation sector is complex and encompasses a range of different forms of accommodation, with different providers and meeting different needs. The UK Government has undertaken a substantial body of research on the provision of supported accommodation across Great Britain which we understand will shortly be published along with a consultation paper. When it is published we will consider this research carefully, and consider whether the Scottish Government needs to undertake further research or analysis.