Homelessness figures April – June 2014

Figures published today show that the number of homelessness acceptances and applications both dropped during the quarter April to June 2014. The number of households accepted as homeless has been dropping since last April, but this is the first quarter since 2011-12 that the number of applications has dropped as well.

Previously, we have been very concerned about this growing disparity between applications and acceptances, which to us suggested that local authorities might be taking a harder approach. It is too soon to say whether the decrease in applications is the start of a trend or just a one-off blip, but as our recent research with CAB shows, many families in Wales are still under considerable financial pressure and it is unlikely that this will change overnight.

Source: http://wales.gov.uk/statistics-and-research/homelessness/?lang=en