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

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Table 7: Homeless households by type of support need identified: Number and percentage of applications assessed in 2014-15

All applications assessed in the period With 1 or more support need identified Support needed for:-
Mental health Learning disability Physical disability Medical condition Drug or alcohol dependancy Basic housing management/ independent living skills
Homeless or potentially homeless (Note 2) 29,565 11,318 4,234 584 1,113 2,144 3,298 5,463
Homeless or potentially homeless non-priority 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total all homeless or potentially homeless 29,565 11,318 4,234 584 1,113 2,144 3,298 5,463
% of those with support needs 100 37 5 10 19 29 48
% of homeless assessments 38 14 2 4 7 11 18

Note 1:- More than one support need can be identified in each application.

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.