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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 7

All applications assessed in the period With 1 or more support need identified Support needed for:-
Mental health Learning disability Physical disability Medical condition Drug or alcohol dependancy Basic housing management/ independent living skills
Homeless or potentially homeless (Note 2) 29,326 9,999 3,810 630 887 1,826 3,388 4,190
Homeless or potentially homeless non-priority 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total all homeless or potentially homeless 29,326 9,999 3,810 630 887 1,826 3,388 4,190
% of those with support needs 100 38 6 9 18 34 42
% of homeless assessments 34 13 2 3 6 12 14

Note 1:- More than one support need can be identified in each application.

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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Email: Andrew Waugh or Ian Morton

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