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Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland: 2014-15

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Table 1c: Trends in Assessment Decisions (Number): 2002-03 to 2014-15

2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15
Homeless - priority unintentional 24,232 25,919 25,326 26,958 27,116 26,616 29,566 32,294 31,900 28,568 27,351 26,688 26,125
Homeless - priority intentional 1,143 914 900 1,029 1,230 1,293 1,364 1,245 1,462 1,430 1,547 1,711 1,710
Homeless - non-priority 9,272 9,796 8,736 9,187 8,598 7,260 6,109 5,541 4,618 2,952 1,299 0 0
Potentially homeless - priority unintentional 3,297 4,084 4,688 4,740 4,262 4,673 3,990 3,542 3,302 2,359 1,785 1,581 1,606
Potentially homeless - priority intentional 292 233 201 202 201 177 190 187 191 141 134 106 124
Potentially homeless - non-priority 1,413 1,606 1,659 1,470 1,341 1,156 845 755 491 265 70 0 0
Neither homeless nor potentially homeless 4,506 4,575 5,062 5,217 4,947 3,961 3,869 3,420 3,670 2,994 2,146 1,688 1,539
Lost contact or withdrew before assessment decision (pre- 1 April 2007) 4,489 5,471 7,050 7,603 7,669 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applicant resolved homelessness prior to assessment decision 2,075 3,192 3,663 4,162 4,352 2,463 2,631 2,721 2,521 1,916 1,615 1,580 1,506
Lost contact before assessment decision (from 1 April 2007) 0 0 0 0 0 6,125 6,641 4,243 4,188 2,909 2,217 1,919 1,722
Withdrew application before assessment decision (from 1 April 2007) 0 0 0 0 0 2,424 3,053 3,520 3,604 2,442 1,886 1,812 1,443
Ineligible for assistance (from 1 April 2007) 0 0 0 0 0 289 297 260 304 139 112 84 111
Total 50,719 55,790 57,285 60,568 59,716 56,475 58,555 57,728 56,251 46,115 40,162 37,169 35,886