Figures on the total number of young people living in supported housing schemes are not collected centrally. There is no universal definition of supported housing, the different data sources CLG collects contain information on different types of supported housing (therefore the two following data sets are not comparable).
Of the 32,813 clients under the age of 19 years who accessed housing related support services funded by the Supporting People programme between
The Continuous Recording (CORE) of lettings provides information on the number of supported housing lettings in the social housing sector. Between
Those who live in either social or voluntary sector supported housing will have their housing benefit based on their actual rent, which may be limited to a reasonable amount for the property that they occupy where necessary. In the private sector, single young people aged under 25 have their rent restricted to that of shared accommodation, unless they are severely disabled or aged under 22 and have previously been in care.