Publication - Statistics

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

Published: 24 Jun 2014
ISBN:
9781784126070

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.

Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland: 2013-14
Table 5d

Table 5d

2012-13 2012-13 2013-14 2013-14
Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec Jan-Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec Jan-Mar
Financial difficulties/ debt/ unemployment 1,181 1,092 968 1,245 4,486 1,020 962 906 968 3,856
Physical health reasons 213 203 191 208 815 191 199 234 234 858
Mental health reasons 549 507 468 474 1,998 486 542 576 653 2,257
Unmet need for support from housing/ social work/ health services 134 105 101 102 442 109 115 117 128 469
Lack of support from friends/ family 915 820 646 742 3,123 632 735 703 714 2,784
Difficulties managing on own 319 286 255 278 1,138 280 316 355 361 1,312
Drug/ alcohol dependency 686 623 674 645 2,628 643 622 655 646 2,566
Criminal/ anti-social behaviour 673 569 619 614 2,475 572 631 670 589 2,462
Not to do with applicant household (e.g. landlord selling property, fire, circumstances of other persons sharing previous property, harassment by others etc 2,760 2,650 2,135 2,496 10,041 2,247 2,173 1,906 2,142 8,468
Refused 89 46 36 38 209 39 36 30 65 170
All applications completing this question 5,576 5,250 4,440 5,093 20,359 4,640 4,619 4,262 4,605 18,126
Total applications 10,625 10,445 8,899 10,081 40,050 9,599 9,340 8,115 9,403 36,457
Percentage completing this question 52% 50% 50% 51% 51% 48% 49% 53% 49% 50%

Note:-

For each application, more than one reason can be given.

This question was answered for approximately 50% of applications in 2013-14, including refusals.


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