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