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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-05818: Pauline McNeill (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 20 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what information it holds on the number of people who have been sleeping rough in each of the last three years.

Answered by: Kevin Stewart 10 January 2017

The Scottish Government collect information on homeless households from Local Authorities. Local authorities ask homelessness applicants whether they have slept rough in the previous 3 months and if they slept rough the night before approaching the Council and this is recorded and published.

 

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

All applications for homelessness

36,824

35,949

34,662

where slept rough: at least once during the last 3 months

2,728

2,558

2,378

% of all applications

7%

7%

7%

 

 

 

 

where slept rough the night before

1,515

1,436

1,352

% of all applications

4%

4%

4%

Source: HL1 dataset as at 25/05/16

(http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Housing-Regeneration/RefTables/Homelessness201516)