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

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Table 8c: Action taken by local authorities for applicants assessed as homeless (priority or non-priority), by year of case closure (Number): 2013-14 to 2014-15

Action taken by local authority 2013-14 2014-15
Priority homeless Non-priority homeless All homeless Priority homeless
(Note 3)
Non-priority homeless
(Note 3)
All homeless
Number Number Number Number
Social rented tenancy offered: accepted 15,891 17 15,908 15,647 4 15,651
Social rented tenancy offered: not accepted 1,717 1 1,718 1,494 1 1,495
Social rented tenancy offered 17,608 18 17,626 17,141 5 17,146
Private tenancy offered: accepted 1,283 0 1,283 1,182 0 1,182
Private tenancy offered: not accepted 21 1 22 12 0 12
Private tenancy offered 1,304 1 1,305 1,194 0 1,194
Temporary accommodation offered: accepted 1,431 21 1,452 1,602 5 1,607
Temporary accommodation offered: not accepted 335 0 335 355 0 355
Temporary accommodation offered 1,766 21 1,787 1,957 5 1,962
Referred to other LA 187 0 187 203 0 203
Advice and assistance 757 3 760 510 3 513
Other 3,860 1 3,861 3,483 0 3,483
Total 25,482 44 25,526 24,488 13 24,501

Note 1:- Priority and non-priority homeless include applicants assessed as threatened with homelessness.

Note 2:- This table includes cases closed which had been assessed as homeless or threatened with homelessness, and where contact had been maintained to duty discharge.

Note 3:- 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. This table is based on the closure date. Some cases may have been assessed as priority need prior to 31st December 2012 but have only had their final rehousing outcome in 2013-14. Hence, cases assessed after this date will include all cases assessed as unintentionally homeless or unintentionally threatened with homelessness.