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

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Table 9b: Applicants assessed as homeless with whom contact was lost after assessment, by year of case closure: 2002-03 to 2014-15

Priority homeless or threatened Non-priority homeless or threatened All homeless
All priority homeless
(Note 2)
Contact lost All non-priority homeless Contact lost All homeless Contact lost
Number Number % Number Number % Number Number %
2002-03 25,072 4,259 17.0 10,140 935 9.2 35,212 5,194 14.8
2003-04 27,854 3,957 14.2 10,821 1,094 10.1 38,675 5,051 13.1
2004-05 29,007 5,951 20.5 10,175 1,628 16.0 39,182 7,579 19.3
2005-06 31,684 5,962 18.8 10,613 1,610 15.2 42,297 7,572 17.9
2006-07 31,454 5,906 18.8 9,953 1,578 15.9 41,407 7,484 18.1
2007-08 30,355 5,658 18.6 8,433 1,335 15.8 38,788 6,993 18.0
2008-09 33,689 5,516 16.4 7,162 1,090 15.2 40,851 6,606 16.2
2009-10 35,729 4,888 13.7 6,461 672 10.4 42,190 5,560 13.2
2010-11 35,747 5,180 14.5 5,381 533 9.9 41,128 5,713 13.9
2011-12 34,271 4,848 14.1 3,343 352 10.5 37,614 5,200 13.8
2012-13 31,254 4,341 13.9 1,704 188 11.0 32,958 4,529 13.7
2013-14 29,828 4,346 14.6 58 14 24.1 29,886 4,360 14.6
2014-15 28,513 4,025 14.1 15 2 13.3 28,528 4,027 14.1

Note 1:- Priority and non-priority homeless include applicants 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. 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.