Temporary accommodation

When a local authority has accepted a duty to re-house a homeless household, the household will often be placed in temporary accommodation until a settled solution is found.

Households in temporary accommodation

Summary statements

‘In England, more than 57,000 homeless households were living in temporary accommodation at the end of September 2013.’

Households in temporary accommodation in England

Temporary accommodation by region

RegionHouseholds in temporary accommodation at end of September 2013
North East191
Yorkshire and Humberside781
East Midlands696
East Of England3,726
London42,258
South East5,109
South West2,024
West Midlands1,582
North West953
England57,350

Source: DCLG Homelessness Statistics

Families with children in temporary accommodation

Summary statements

‘In England, more than 42,000 households with dependent children were living in temporary accommodation at the end of September 2013.’

Number of households with dependent children living in temporary accommodation, by region

RegionHouseholds with dependent children in TA at end of Sept 2013
North East89
Yorkshire and Humberside357
East Midlands430
East Of England1,883
London32,080
South East3,714
South West1,177
West Midlands1,075
North West483
England42,150

Source: DCLG Homelessness Statistics

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