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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 9b

Applicants assessed as homeless with whom contact was lost after assessment, by year of case closure

Priority homeless or threatened Non-priority homeless or threatened All homeless
All priority homeless (Note 2) Contact lost All non-priority homeless Contact lost All homeless Contact lost
Number Number % Number Number % Number Number %
2002-03 25,072 4,259 17.0 10,140 935 9.2 35,212 5,194 14.8
2003-04 27,852 3,957 14.2 10,822 1,094 10.1 38,674 5,051 13.1
2004-05 29,007 5,950 20.5 10,175 1,628 16.0 39,182 7,578 19.3
2005-06 31,684 5,962 18.8 10,613 1,610 15.2 42,297 7,572 17.9
2006-07 31,455 5,906 18.8 9,953 1,578 15.9 41,408 7,484 18.1
2007-08 30,354 5,658 18.6 8,433 1,335 15.8 38,787 6,993 18.0
2008-09 33,691 5,516 16.4 7,162 1,090 15.2 40,853 6,606 16.2
2009-10 35,724 4,888 13.7 6,460 671 10.4 42,184 5,559 13.2
2010-11 35,755 5,182 14.5 5,381 533 9.9 41,136 5,715 13.9
2011-12 34,280 4,851 14.2 3,344 353 10.6 37,624 5,204 13.8
2012-13 31,279 4,349 13.9 1,698 188 11.1 32,977 4,537 13.8
2013-14 29,264 4,346 14.9 55 11 20.0 29,319 4,357 14.9

Note 1:- Priority and non-priority homeless include applicants 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. This table is based on the closure date. Some cases may have been assessed as priority need prior to 31st December 2012 but have only had their final rehousing outcome in 2013-14. Hence, cases assessed after this date will include all cases assessed as unintentionally homeless or unintentionally threatened with homelessness.

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