This Statistics release presents information on homelessness applications, assessments and outcomes up to the end of September 2011, as well as households in temporary accommodation and notifications of households at risk of homelessness due to eviction up to end December 2011. The report updates annual analyses for 2010-11 and earlier years, incorporating updated information received from councils since the last publication in August 2011. The information on numbers in temporary accommodation also includes numbers of households with children or a household member pregnant in unsuitable accommodation.
The purpose of this web only publication is to give an overview of key trends and features of homelessness applications in Scotland. Beginning with the September 2008 annual publication, a set of reference tables providing a wider and more detailed suite of analyses for Scotland and Scottish local authorities has been developed. The tables, together with guidance on the various sources of homelessness statistics, can be found by accessing a link on the web page below: