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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 5e

Reasons for failing to maintain accommodation (as percentage of all applications completing this question)

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 21% 21% 22% 24% 22% 22% 21% 21% 21% 21%
Physical health reasons 4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 4% 5% 5% 5%
Mental health reasons 10% 10% 11% 9% 10% 10% 12% 14% 14% 12%
Unmet need for support from housing/ social work/ health services 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 3% 3% 3%
Lack of support from friends/ family 16% 16% 15% 15% 15% 14% 16% 16% 16% 15%
Difficulties managing on own 6% 5% 6% 5% 6% 6% 7% 8% 8% 7%
Drug/ alcohol dependency 12% 12% 15% 13% 13% 14% 13% 15% 14% 14%
Criminal/ anti-social behaviour 12% 11% 14% 12% 12% 12% 14% 16% 13% 14%
Not to do with applicant household (e.g. landlord selling property, fire, circumstances of other persons sharing previous property, harassment by others etc 49% 50% 48% 49% 49% 48% 47% 45% 47% 47%
Refused 2% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1%

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Email: Andrew Waugh or Ian Morton

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