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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 10

Types of accommodation occupied during application by year of case closure: Scotland

2012-13 2013-14
Priority homeless Non-priority homeless Assessed as not homeless Lost contact, withdrew All assessments Priority homeless (Note 1) Non-priority homeless Assessed as not homeless Lost contact, withdrew All assessments
Number of cases Number of cases Number of cases Number of cases Number of cases Number of cases Number of cases Number of cases Number of cases Number of cases
All cases closed 31,279 1,698 2,177 5,784 40,938 29,264 55 1,555 5,136 36,010
No information supplied on types of accommodation occupied 5,487 326 368 1,133 7,314 5,787 7 276 1,200 7,270
Accommodation arranged by the applicant only 8,580 458 1,327 3,002 13,367 6,888 5 880 2,301 10,074
Temporary accommodation provided by the local authority 14,645 813 360 1,319 17,137 14,340 38 303 1,359 16,040
Both accommodation arranged by the applicant and temporary accommodation arranged by the local authority 2,567 101 122 330 3,120 2,249 5 96 276 2,626

Note 1:- 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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