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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 9a

All applications closed by whether contact was maintained: Scotland

2002-03 Number 2003-04 Number 2004-05 Number 2005-06 Number 2006-07 Number 2007-08 Number 2008-09 Number 2009-10 Number 2010-11 Number 2011-12 Number 2012-13 Number 2013-14 Number
All cases closed 46,057 51,639 54,796 59,154 58,283 53,847 57,544 56,370 55,504 48,083 40,938 36,010
Contact maintained throughout 34,038 37,737 36,150 39,398 38,449 35,404 37,930 39,775 38,751 35,307 30,458 26,352
Contact lost before assessment (Note 1) 4,396 5,411 6,991 7,618 7,594 6,078 6,686 4,316 4,212 2,927 2,204 1,915
Contact lost after assessment 5,606 5,366 7,992 7,980 7,917 7,309 6,921 5,808 6,021 5,383 4,696 4,522
Application withdrawn before assessment 0 0 0 0 0 2,342 3,043 3,513 3,629 2,430 1,879 1,709
Applicant ineligible for assistance 0 0 0 0 0 267 298 264 304 142 115 83
Homelessness resolved prior to assessment 2,017 3,125 3,663 4,158 4,323 2,447 2,666 2,694 2,587 1,894 1,586 1,429

All applications closed by whether contact was maintained: Scotland

2002-03 Number 2003-04 Number 2004-05 Number 2005-06 Number 2006-07 Number 2007-08 Number 2008-09 Number 2009-10 Number 2010-11 Number 2011-12 Number 2012-13 Number 2013-14 Number
All cases closed 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Contact maintained throughout 74 73 66 67 66 66 66 71 70 73 74 73
Contact lost before assessment (Note 1) 10 10 13 13 13 11 12 8 8 6 5 5
Contact lost after assessment 12 10 15 13 14 14 12 10 11 11 11 13
Application withdrawn before assessment 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 6 7 5 5 5
Applicant ineligible for assistance 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
Homelessness resolved prior to assessment 4 6 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 4 4 4

Note 1:- Before 1997-98 this heading included contact lost or application withdrawn before assessment

Note 2:- Prior to 2007-08, applications which were withdrawn before assessment, or which were ineligible for assistance are included in contact lost before assessment.

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