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.
Assessment decision by main reason for application: Scotland: 2012-13 and 2013-14
|Priority homeless||Non-priority homeless||Assessed as not homeless||Lost contact, withdrew etc||All assessments||Homeless (Note 2)||Non-priority homeless||Assessed as not homeless||Lost contact, withdrew etc||All assessments|
|Termination of tenancy / mortgage due to rent arrears / default on payments||1,589||71||159||277||2,096||1,556||0||132||234||1,922|
|Applicant terminated secure accommodation||564||34||51||96||745||528||0||37||72||637|
|Loss of service / tied accommodation||215||18||6||30||269||204||0||9||26||239|
|Discharge from prison / hospital / care / other institution||2,061||30||25||276||2,392||1,991||0||41||244||2,276|
|Emergency (fire, flood, storm, closing order from Environmental Health etc.)||147||1||19||55||222||114||0||32||36||182|
|Forced division and sale of matrimonial home||212||5||14||32||263||189||0||15||22||226|
|Other reason for loss of accommodation||1,974||89||102||313||2,478||1,545||0||81||209||1,835|
|Dispute within household: violent or abusive||3,635||8||130||582||4,355||3,441||0||117||592||4,150|
|Dispute within household / relationship breakdown: non-violent||5,100||373||267||1,069||6,809||4,777||0||214||939||5,930|
|Fleeing non-domestic violence||746||7||185||155||1,093||679||0||115||122||916|
|Asked to leave||7,729||516||481||1,713||10,439||7,413||0||400||1,699||9,512|
|Other reason for leaving accommodation / household||2,949||83||312||740||4,084||3,168||0||259||777||4,204|
|Other action by landlord resulting in the termination of the tenancy||2,872||120||205||320||3,517||2,851||0||137||227||3,215|
Note 1:- All homeless and priority homeless assessment decisions include households assessed as threatened with homelessness.
Note 2:- 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.
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