Insight & Resources

We are collating resources, research, facts and statistics on homelessness, housing, services and other related issues from across the UK and Milton Keynes. We hope that this will help our sector to understand and share better data to enable us to continue to work towards ending homelessness across Milton Keynes and supporting those in need.

More information will appear on these pages, so keep checking back for regular updates. (Last updated 17 September 2021)

If your organisation has produced, or is aware of other resources, reports, research, facts and statistics that can appear here and would benefit our sector in Milton Keynes, then please contact us.

Research and Reports


COVID-19 - Provision of Night Shelters (13.10.20): Published by MHCLG, a series of operating principles for commissioners and providers of night shelters for people experiencing rough sleeping.

National Housing Association Briefing (26.8.20): ‘How housing associations are supporting tenancy sustainment and income collection through the coronavirus crisis’

Homelessness: Applying for support flowchart: Produced by the National Homelessness Advice Service (NHAS). This flowchart provides an overview of the steps the council will follow if a person applies for help as homeless.

Factsheet - Prisoners Housing on release: Produced by the National Homelessness Advice Service (NHAS). This factsheet looks at housing options when individuals come out of prison.

Guidance - Vulnerability and priority need: advising clients (September 2019): Produced by the National Homelessness Advice Service (NHAS). A guide for frontline advisers supporting single people making a homeless application where there may be an issue about priority need.

Research Brief - Youth Homelessness Prevention, Engaging Families and Natural Supports. (December 2020) Published by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness, this research explores how communities in Canada are increasingly adopting the Family and Natural Support (FNS) approach to supporting youth at risk of or experiencing homelessness. This brief provides key considerations, complexities and opportunities involved in FNS.

MKC Pathway and referrals

Homelessness Self Help Tool

Milton Keynes Council Duty To Refer

COVID19 Guidance on renting for landlords, tenants and local authorities


Short webinars offering hotel staff and volunteers guidance during COVID-19

Facts & Statistics

Official statistics release. Statutory Homelessness Annual Report 2020-21, England (MHCLG, 9 September 2021)

The official statistics cover the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 and includes part of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic responses. The data captured reports on people who have been assessed under the Homelessness Reduction Act.

Rough Sleeping Snapshot in England (Autumn 2020)

Published 25 February 2021, new Government statistics indicating a 49 percent reduction in the number of people sleeping rough over the last 12 months in Milton Keynes.

Statutory Homelessness, January to March (Q1) 2020: England Housing: Experimental Statistics Release (MHCLG 20 August 2020)

This release provides information on statutory homelessness applications, duties, and outcomes for local authorities in England. It also reports on households in temporary accommodation. Local authority activities carried out under their statutory homelessness duties including amendments under the Homelessness Reduction Act (2017). It covers activities undertaken during January to March 2020 and households in temporary accommodation on 31st March 2020.

Statutory Homelessness Technical Note (MHCLG): (Last updated 19 August 2020)

Housing: Note relating to Experimental Statistics and Homelessness Case Level Information Collection (H-CLIC)

Detailed Local Authority Level Tables (MHCLG): January to March 2020

This release provides information on statutory homelessness applications, duties, and outcomes for local authorities in England. It also reports on households in temporary accommodation.

Statutory Homelessness

The government releases regular statistics on the levels and types of homelessness together with the outcomes of applications made and received by councils across England. The latest government figures (October to December 2019) are available here.

Statutory Homelessness Release (Oct-Dec 2019).pdf

MK Council Housing Statistics

MKC publish a quarterly factsheet. Statistics for Q4, 2019-2020 are available here.

Quarterly Factsheet Q4 (2019-2020).pdf

MK Population Statistics (MKC)

The general population statistics for Milton Keynes have been updated. Figures published on 10 June 2020 are available here

Population Statistics