Skip to main content

Hostels: Females

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of residents in hostels are women. (157412)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of hostel places is reserved for women only; and how many (a) women-only hostels and (b) places in women-only hostels there are. (157413)

This information is not collected centrally. The Homeless UK project, run by the Resource Information Service, provides information on hostels and supported accommodation for homeless people in England. Their information shows there are 26 direct hostels for women in England (10.5 per cent. of direct access hostels), including three hostels that have some women only accommodation as part of their provision. These hostels provide a total of around 740 bedspaces. In addition there are 90 projects for single women which are second stage, non-emergency supported accommodation with a total of 2,603 bedspaces.