8,914 people were accessing emergency accommodation in December, a drop of 2% on the previous month.
Of those, 2,451 were children, which also represents a nearly 4% decrease on November's figures.
🟥8,914 people accessing emergency accommodation in December 2021.
🔴2% down on November.
🔴2,451 children, which was a drop of 97 on the previous month
NB: Numbers accessing emergency accommodation doesn't include rough sleepers, women in refuge centres and Direct Provision.
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The Department of Housing statistics also reveal 1,077 families required homeless accommodation last month, a drop of 31 compared to November.
However, the numbers accessing emergency accommodation don't include rough sleepers, women in refuge centres and those in direct provision.