Domestic abuse is a life-shattering and absolutely abhorrent crime. We are committed to protecting victims of domestic abuse, ensuring everyone has a roof over their head and receives all the support they need to rebuild their lives. The Government is building a country that is fit for the future which cares for the most vulnerable in our society,
My Department publishes regular statistics on statutory homelessness and homelessness prevention and relief in England. These are published at a local authority level. The latest statistics can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/homelessness-statistics
We have collected data on applicant households found to be eligible for assistance, unintentionally homeless and in priority need during the financial year, by priority need category, including if due to domestic violence.
Alongside the Homelessness Reduction Act, we are implementing a new case-level data system called H-CLIC, which will be collecting the following categories of data related to domestic abuse and violence:
whether an applicant is in priority need due to being vulnerable as they have fled home because of violence or threat of violence;
whether domestic abuse was the main reason for loss of settled home;
whether the support needs of the main applicant and household members include at risk of or experience of domestic abuse; and
whether someone has engaged with support for domestic abuse needs.