Temporary accommodation

When a local authority has accepted a duty to re-house a homeless household, that household will often be placed in temporary accommodation until a settled solution is found. Figures on temporary accommodation are stock figures - as at the latest available quarter - and quarterly TA figures should never be added together. Regional figures are no longer published, but can be produced using Shelter’s Databank.

Households in temporary accommodation

Summary statements

‘In England, more than 59,000 homeless households were living in temporary accommodation at the end of June 2014.’

‘In England, the number of homeless households living in temporary accommodation has increased by 16% in two years. (Q2 2014, compared to Q2 2012)’

Source: DCLG Homelessness Statistics, table 775

Households in temporary accommodation in England

Families with children in temporary accommodation

Summary statements

‘More than 44,000 households with dependent children were living in temporary accommodation in England at the end of June 2014.’

‘In England, the number of households with dependent children living in temporary accommodation increased by 13% in the last two years. (Q2 2012 compared to Q2 2014)’

Source: DCLG Homelessness Statistics, table 775

Children in temporary accommodation

‘In England, the number of children living in Temporary Accommodation has increased by 15% in two years. (Q2 2014 compared to Q2 2012).’

Source: DCLG Homelessness Statistics, table 775

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