Homelessness Monitoring

stats(20)GHN has facilitated a long-term programme of work to design and implement a new quantitative homelessness monitoring system, with close guidance and advice from academics and third sector homelessness services.

Each of the reports based on the data collected from GHN’s Online Data Management system (‘the ODM’) provides quantitative evidence about the current nature and scale of homelessness in the city from the perspective of people using a targeted number of voluntary sector services, and also illustrates current data on the extent to which homeless households have sought assistance from Glasgow City Council under existing homelessness legislation.

Copies of all GHN monitoring reports are available as PDF documents.

GHN also provides summaries of Glasgow City Council’s quarterly “HL1” homelessness data – the most recent summary is available below.

The Scottish Government’s recently published statistics for April – June 2015.  Compared to the same quarter in 2014:

  • The number of homelessness applications made to Glasgow City Council during the 3 month period dropped 18% to 1,275;
  • The published data suggests a noticeable change in the number of applicants assessed as homeless but at this stage we’re going to check out that the numbers are correct before we jump to any conclusions;
  • The number of homelessness cases closed during the quarter where the household moved to an RSL tenancy dropped 44% to 345;
  • The number of homelessness cases closed during the quarter where the household moved into a PRS tenancy dropped 58% to 20;
  • The number of homelessness cases closed during the quarter where the household moved into Temporary Accommodation dropped 42% to 47.

At 30th June 2015:

  • 2008 households were living in Temporary Accommodation (+17% from 30/6/14);
  • 628 households with children were living in Temporary Accommodation (+13% from 30/6/14);
  • 1230 dependent children were living in Temporary Accommodation (+13% from 30/6/14).