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Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland: 2012-13

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ISBN9781782567608
Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJuly 16, 2013

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ISBN 978 1 78256 760 8 (web only publication)
DPPAS 14294

 

Revised at 17:46 on 17 September 2013

Table 16 - Due to a coding error, data in the notification columns for April to June 2012 were incorrect.  These have now been revised to show the correct notifications for each local authority.

Revised at 11:55 on 27 August 2013

Paragraphs 6.2 to 6.4 have been revised to reflect changes in data on 17 July 2013.

Revised at 17:00 17 July 2013

Perth and Kinross Council have advised us that there was an error in the HL2 return they submitted to us for the quarter ending 31st March 2013. The Council's accommodation database picked up a large number of private sector tenancies created through their Rent Bond Guarantee Scheme and pulled them into the temporary accommodation report in the ‘Other’ category. The publication has been revised to take account of the new data submitted.  These revisions affect Tables 11 to 14, Charts 27 and 27c, and some of the text in the Main Points and Temporay Accommodation sections.

Revised at 17:00 16 July 2013.

Due to accidental double entry of Fife Council's HL2 data, a number of tables, charts and related text in the annual publication have been revised. We would like to apologise to users of the statistics, and in particular, Fife Council for any inconvenience caused.

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Contents

Introduction

Main Points

Applications

Assessments

Outcomes

Temporary Accommodation

Tables

Table 1 Number of applications to local authorities under the Homeless Persons legislation: 1992-93 to 2012-13
Table 1b Number of applications under the Homeless Persons legislation by local authority: 1996-97 to 2012-13
Table 2 Total applications by household type
Table 2a Percentage of applications by household type
Table 2b Total applications by household type and gender
Table 2c Percentage applications by household type and gender
Table 2d Number of applications by single person households by age and gender: 2012-13
Table 3 Previous housing circumstances of applicants: 2011-12 and 2012-13
Table 4 Main reason for applying as homeless: 2011-12 and 2012-13
Table 5a Reasons for loss of accommodation for those who previously rented/owned their accommodation.
Table 5b Reasons for presenting as homeless while living with parents/ relatives/ friends or partners
Table 5c Reason for applying as homeless for applicants from other backgrounds
Table 5d Reasons for failing to maintain accommodation
Table 5e Reasons for failing to maintain accommodation (as percentage of all applications completing this question)
Table 6a Homeless assessments by local authority area in each year
Table 6b Homeless assessments by local authority area in each quarter: percentage of homeless assessed as priority homeless
Table 6c Assessment decision by main reason for application: Scotland: 2011-12 and 2012-13
Table 6d Assessment decision by applicant household type - Scotland: 2011-12 and 2012-13
Table 7 Homeless households by type of support need identified: Number and percentage of applications assessed in 2012-13
Table 8a Final rehousing outcomes for applicants assessed as homeless or threatened with homelessness: Scotland
Table 8b Final rehousing outcomes in 2012-13 for applicants with whom contact was maintained until case closure: Scotland
Table 8c Action taken by local authorities for applicants assessed as homeless (priority or non-priority), by year of case closure
Table 8d Action taken by local authorities for applicants assessed as homeless (priority or non-priority), by year of case closure (percentage)
Table 9a Applicants assessed as homeless with whom contact was lost after assessment, by year of case closure
Table 9b All applications closed by whether contact was maintained: Scotland
Table 10 Types of accommodation occupied during application by year of case closure: Scotland
Table 11 Households in temporary accommodation by accommodation type: 31 March 1995 to 31 March 2013 [REVISED at 1700 on 17th July 2013]
Table 12 Households in temporary accommodation by accommodation type: 31 March 2012 to 31 March 2013 [REVISED at 1700 on 17th July 2013]
Table 13 Households in temporary accommodation by local authority area: 31 March 2012 to 31 March 2013 [REVISED at 1700 on 17th July 2013]
Table 14 Households in temporary accommodation by accommodation type and local authority: 31 March 2013 [REVISED at 1700 on 17th July 2013]
Table 15a Numbers of households in unsuitable accommodation, as defined by the Unsuitable Accommodation Order, by local authority area 31 March 2010 to 31 March 2013 [REVISED]
Table 15b Breaches of Unsuitable Accommodation Order by local authority area: 31 March 2010 - 31 March 2013 [REVISED]
Table 16 Notifications of households at risk of homelessness due to eviction, by local authority area [REVISED]
Table A Individuals in households by gender and age: Scotland: 2012-13
Table B Household type and characteristics of main applicant: Scotland: 2012-13

Notes on Tables

Summary of Current Legislation

Comparability with other UK Homelessness Statistics

A National Statistics Publication for Scotland