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

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Table 10: Types of accommodation occupied during application by year of case closure: Scotland: 2013-14 to 2014-15

2013-14 2014-15
Priority homeless Non-priority homeless Assessed as not homeless Lost contact, withdrew All assessments Priority homeless
(Note 1)
Non-priority homeless Assessed as not homeless Lost contact, withdrew All assessments
Number of cases Number of cases Number of cases Number of cases Number of cases Number of cases Number of cases Number of cases Number of cases Number of cases
All cases closed 29,828 58 1,591 5,278 36,755 28,513 15 1,405 4,653 34,586
No information supplied on types of accommodation occupied 5,882 7 284 1,248 7,421 5,657 2 292 1,113 7,064
Accommodation arranged by the applicant only 7,041 5 896 2,337 10,279 5,839 3 676 1,960 8,478
Temporary accommodation provided by the local authority 14,630 39 313 1,416 16,398 14,978 8 359 1,335 16,680
Both accommodation arranged by the applicant and temporary accommodation arranged by the local authority 2,275 7 98 277 2,657 2,039 2 78 245 2,364

Note1:- 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.