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

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Table 8d: Action taken by local authorities for applicants assessed as homeless (priority or non-priority), by year of case closure (Percentage): 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 62% 39% 62% 64% 31% 64%
Social rented tenancy offered: not accepted 7% 2% 7% 6% 8% 6%
Social rented tenancy offered 69% 41% 69% 70% 38% 70%
Private tenancy offered: accepted 5% 0% 5% 5% 0% 5%
Private tenancy offered: not accepted 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Private tenancy offered 5% 2% 5% 5% 0% 5%
Temporary accommodation offered: accepted 6% 48% 6% 7% 38% 7%
Temporary accommodation offered: not accepted 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1%
Temporary accommodation offered 7% 48% 7% 8% 38% 8%
Referred to other LA 1% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1%
Advice and assistance 3% 7% 3% 2% 23% 2%
Other 15% 2% 15% 14% 0% 14%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

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 of unintentionally threatened with homelessness.