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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Number and ages of homeless people in Jersey (FOI)

Number and ages of homeless people in Jersey (FOI)

Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by States of Jersey and published on 28 February 2018.
Prepared internally, no external costs.


Please could you tell me how many homeless people there are in Jersey in total? Please could you specify how many are aged between 16 to 25, and how many are of pensionable age?

If possible, please could you tell me how much money is allocated to homelessness by the States?


The States of Jersey do not hold information regarding the number of homeless people on the Island.

Some information is available in a previously answered Freedom of Information (FOI) request available at the following link:

Number of homeless people in Jersey (FOI)

Further information in relation to States of Jersey spend on homelessness has also been provided within a previous FOI response:

Subsidy for homeless accommodation (FOI)

Below is an update on the financial information provided within the above link:

  • Health and Social Services department (service level agreement expenditure with Shelter Trust): full year expenditure in 2017 - £1,073,831
  • Probation and After-Care services: full year expenditure in 2017 - £601*

*This expenditure relates to accommodation for clients, which may be for a variety of reasons which could include homelessness.

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