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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 6d

Assessment decision by applicant household type - Scotland: 2012-13 and 2013-14

2012-13 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
All 30,791 1,370 2,156 5,842 40,159 29,326 0 1,720 5,313 36,359
Single Person: male 12,682 1,026 837 2,865 17,410 13,077 0 739 2,778 16,594
Single Parent: male 2,070 0 109 262 2,441 1,339 0 82 170 1,591
Single Person: female 6,364 254 470 1,302 8,390 6,127 0 344 1,176 7,647
Single Parent: female 5,549 0 381 798 6,728 5,035 0 288 642 5,965
Couple 1,260 70 95 209 1,634 1,141 0 68 195 1,404
Couple with Children 1,593 0 140 205 1,938 1,403 0 96 166 1,665
Other 1,273 20 124 201 1,618 1,204 0 103 186 1,493

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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