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

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Table 6d: Assessment decision by applicant household type - Scotland: 2013-14 and 2014-15

2013-14 2014-15
Homeless (Note 2) Assessed as not homeless Lost contact, withdrew etc All Assessments Homeless (Note 2) Assessed as not homeless Lost contact, withdrew etc All assessments
All 30,086 1,688 5,395 37,169 29,565 1,539 4,782 35,886
Single Person: male 13,456 721 2,827 17,004 13,127 617 2,471 16,215
Single Parent: male 1,355 83 173 1,611 1,382 68 160 1,610
Single Person: female 6,256 337 1,191 7,784 6,225 321 1,082 7,628
Single Parent: female 5,173 284 647 6,104 5,045 239 614 5,898
Couple 1,165 65 195 1,425 1,108 72 160 1,340
Couple with Children 1,432 96 168 1,696 1,352 103 134 1,589
Other 1,249 102 194 1,545 1,326 119 161 1,606

Note 1:- All homeless and priority homeless assessment decisions include households assessed as threatened with homelessness.

Note 2:- In November 2012 the Scottish Parliament approved the Homelessness (Abolition of Priority Need Test) (Scotland) Order 2012. This meets the homelessness commitment and ensures that from 31st December 2012 onwards, local authorities no longer apply the priority need test to homeless households.