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Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland: 2013-14

This bulletin provides information on homelessness applications, assessments and outcomes to 31 March 2014. It includes information on the characteristics of applicant households, local authority assessments and the action taken in respect of cases that were concluded. Snapshot data on households in temporary accommodation at 31 March 2014 are also presented.


Table 1d

Trends in Assessment Decisions (percentage)

2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Homeless - priority unintentional 48% 46% 44% 45% 45% 47% 50% 56% 57% 62% 68% 71%
Homeless - priority intentional 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 3% 3% 4% 5%
Homeless - non-priority 18% 18% 15% 15% 14% 13% 10% 10% 8% 6% 3% 0%
Potentially homeless - priority unintentional 7% 7% 8% 8% 7% 8% 7% 6% 6% 5% 4% 4%
Potentially homeless - priority intentional 1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Potentially homeless - non-priority 3% 3% 3% 2% 2% 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 0% 0%
Neither homeless nor potentially homeless 9% 8% 9% 9% 8% 7% 7% 6% 7% 6% 5% 5%
Lost contact or withdrew before assessment decision (pre- 1 April 2007) 9% 10% 12% 13% 13% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Applicant resolved homelessness prior to assessment decision 4% 6% 6% 7% 7% 4% 4% 5% 4% 4% 4% 4%
Lost contact before assessment decision (from 1 April 2007) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 11% 11% 7% 7% 6% 6% 5%
Withdrew application before assessment decision (from 1 April 2007) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 4% 5% 6% 6% 5% 5% 5%
Ineligible for assistance (from 1 April 2007) 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 1% 1% 0% 1% 0% 0% 0%
Total 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Assessed as homeless or potentially homeless 78% 76% 72% 72% 72% 73% 72% 75% 75% 77% 80% 81%

Note 1:- This table is based upon the financial year of assessment.

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