Homelessness among 16 and 17 year olds (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-07-15
Session date: 
July 15, 2015
Reference: 
2015/2243
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Recent research by The Children's Society has found that homelessness among 16- and 17-year-olds in London is twice as high as in the rest of the country.  Do you have an estimate of how many 16- and 17-year-olds are at risk of homelessness in the capital, if so what is it and how has it been calculated?

Answer

Answer for Homelessness among 16 and 17 year olds (2)

Answer for Homelessness among 16 and 17 year olds (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There is not data available to estimate with any precision the number of 16 and 17 year olds at risk of homelessness, but I support the excellent work local authorities and other agencies do to identify and advise them at local level.