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Data Provider: Welsh Government All cases where positive action succeeded in preventing/relieving homelessness
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[Collapse]Total cases able to remain in existing home2,370.2,370
Total cases able to remain in existing homeMediation and conciliation330.330
Of which are for a young person159.159
Financial payments345.345
Debt and Financial Advice213.213
Resolving Housing and Welfare Benefit problems213.213
Resolving rent or service charge arrears381.381
Measure to prevent domestic abuse30.30
Negotiation or legal advocacy to ensure that someone can remain in accommodation in the private rented sector141.141
Mortgage arrears interventions or mortgage rescue150.150
Providing other assistance or specialist support for problems564.564
[Collapse]Total cases assisted to obtain alternative accommodation4,9174,7799,696
Total cases assisted to obtain alternative accommodationAny form of non self-contained supported accommodation120696816
Private rented sector accommodation with landlord incentive scheme (e.g. cashless bond, finders fee, deposit payment, rent in advance, landlord insurance payment)9788341,812
Private rented sector accommodation without landlord incentive scheme9937291,725
Accommodation arranged with friends, relatives or returning home384459843
Self contained supported accommodation84363447
Social Housing - Local Authority1,1646421,806
Social Housing - RSL1,1168491,965
Low cost home ownership scheme, low cost market housing solution37581
Other assistance or support72132207


All cases where positive action succeeded in preventing/relieving homelessness

Last update
25 July 2019 25 July 2019

Next update
July 2020

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Homelessness data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email


Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local authorities

Geographical coverage

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
The information is based on an annual statistical return completed by local authorities in Wales. The information is collected in order to establish the number and type of households that were provided with assistance by local authorities during the period. This data is used by the Welsh Government, homelessness agencies and other housing organisations, in order to help monitor trends in the overall level of statutory homelessness across Wales.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
From 2015-16 onwards

Users, uses and context
Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Rounding applied
All the figures are rounded independently to the nearest 3 to protect the identity of individuals

Statistical quality
There are a number of factors (including timing issues, the recording of multiple outcomes and local authority IT reporting systems), which have impacted on the quality and accuracy of the data collected and published on statutory homeless for 2015-16. These are mainly due to the legislative changes introduced in April 2015 and the time needed for the local authority data providers to fully absorb the impact of these changes and to adjust their internal systems and processes accordingly. Further information is provided in Section 2.2 of the accompanying annual statistical release.

Whilst we have worked closely with local authorities to improve the quality of the data there is a limit to the improvements that can be made retrospectively to the 2015-16 data and some concerns over the quality and accuracy of the data remain. Although the pre April 2015 statutory homelessness statistics were designated as National Statistics, given the concerns over data quality a temporary de-designation of the Homelessness Statistics data for 2015-16 has been agreed with the UK Statistics Authority. The 2015-16 data as published on Stats Wales and within the accompanying release are therefore not classified as National Statistics.

Housing, Homelessness, Successful Outcomes, Homelessness Prevented, Homelessness Relieved