The HL3 Return provides placement level monitoring of temporary accommodation and associated offers. Submission of the HL3 Return is currently on a voluntary basis.
This page contains user instructions on how to use the stand-alone HL3 data collection system, together with the system itself. The system is available in Excel 2010 although an Excel 2003-2007 version can also be made available on request. The stand-alone system is intended to help local authorities to systematically record offers of temporary accommodation and also to generate the HL3 Return.
Where possible local authorities should seek to develop their own integrated IT solutions to produce the HL3 Return. This should minimise officers having to enter the same data into two different systems.
Where a local, integrated IT solution is not possible, then the stand-alone system may be used as an alternative.
The stand-alone system can be used in two ways:
1. Local Authority Mode: All temporary accommodation offers are recorded for an entire local authority area. The HL3 Return is then sent directly to the Scottish Government.
2. Area Office Mode: Each area office records its temporary accommodation offers separately. HL3 Returns are then sent to a central collection point before being sent to the Scottish Government.
Note: To use the system, macros must be enabled in the Excel workbook.