Publication - Statistics

Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland: 2013-14

Published: 24 Jun 2014
ISBN:
9781784126070

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.

Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland: 2013-14
Table 11

Table 11

Unintentionally homeless or threatened with homelessness

Jul - Sep 2013 Oct - Dec 2013 Jan - Mar 2014 Jul 2013 to Mar 2014 July 2013 to March2014
Closed this quarter
(Note 1)
(A1)
Assessed under the Housing Support regulations (note 2)
(B1)
Support provided under the Housing Support regulations (note 3)
(C1)
Closed this quarter
(Note 1)
(A2)
Assessed under the Housing Support regulations (note 2)
(B2)
Support provided under the Housing Support regulations (note 3)
(C2)
Closed this quarter
(Note 1)
(A3)
Assessed under the Housing Support regulations (note 2)
(B3)
Support provided under the Housing Support regulations (note 3)
(C3)
Closed
(Note 1)
(A1+A2+A3)
(A)
Assessed under the Housing Support regulations (note 2)
(B1+B2+B3)
(B)
Support provided under the Housing Support regulations (note 3)
(C1+C2+C3)
(C)
Proportion of those closed who were assessed
(B/A)
Proportion of those assessed who had support provided
(C/B)
Scotland 7,285 2,638 1,288 6,779 1,554 1,193 6,504 1,529 1,316 20,568 5,721 3,797 28% 66%
Aberdeen City 225 122 80 142 77 57 101 38 38 468 237 175 51% 74%
Aberdeenshire 260 51 32 210 52 39 217 43 43 687 146 114 21% 78%
Angus 127 1 1 120 0 0 129 0 0 376 1 1 0% 100%
Argyll & Bute 80 0 0 71 0 0 80 0 0 231 0 0 0% 0%
Clackmannanshire 78 16 11 75 15 8 97 16 15 250 47 34 19% 72%
Dumfries & Galloway 177 78 67 155 65 55 146 66 57 478 209 179 44% 86%
Dundee City 290 176 80 369 120 89 303 116 94 962 412 263 43% 64%
East Ayrshire 50 26 24 40 33 33 48 41 41 138 100 98 72% 98%
East Dunbartonshire 89 0 0 81 1 1 94 0 0 264 1 1 0% 100%
East Lothian 104 23 4 100 9 5 119 15 15 323 47 24 15% 51%
East Renfrewshire 63 9 4 74 25 18 68 27 27 205 61 49 30% 80%
Edinburgh 953 938 204 978 218 98 932 195 128 2,863 1,351 430 47% 32%
Eilean Siar 17 0 0 33 0 0 27 2 1 77 2 1 3% 50%
Falkirk 213 1 1 213 1 1 189 2 1 615 4 3 1% 75%
Fife 540 22 4 441 41 8 479 18 9 1,460 81 21 6% 26%
Glasgow City 1,261 639 385 1,420 493 434 1,266 552 482 3,947 1,684 1,301 43% 77%
Highland 273 9 0 203 0 0 213 1 1 689 10 1 1% 10%
Inverclyde 48 5 4 59 15 10 15 9 6 122 29 20 24% 69%
Midlothian 92 0 0 117 0 0 144 0 0 353 0 0 0% 0%
Moray 25 1 1 26 17 15 28 11 11 79 29 27 37% 93%
North Ayrshire 133 3 2 136 33 27 106 31 30 375 67 59 18% 88%
North Lanarkshire 361 132 106 256 88 87 311 101 99 928 321 292 35% 91%
Orkney 23 3 3 22 4 4 15 2 2 60 9 9 15% 100%
Perth & Kinross 220 110 73 177 83 64 114 66 65 511 259 202 51% 78%
Renfrewshire 174 20 5 116 14 6 148 26 19 438 60 30 14% 50%
Scottish Borders 127 27 16 102 7 4 106 8 8 335 42 28 13% 67%
Shetland 46 0 0 29 0 0 14 0 0 89 0 0 0% 0%
South Ayrshire 169 4 3 131 0 0 140 1 1 440 5 4 1% 80%
South Lanarkshire 484 194 160 405 112 112 380 104 104 1,269 410 376 32% 92%
Stirling 68 3 3 56 7 6 51 6 5 175 16 14 9% 88%
West Dunbartonshire 229 8 1 206 5 2 219 4 1 654 17 4 3% 24%
West Lothian 286 17 14 216 19 10 205 28 13 707 64 37 9% 58%

Notes

Note 1: These are cases assessed as unintentionally homeless or threatened with homelessness and closed during the quarter.

Note 2: The duty to assess the need for housing support is relevant to every applicant assessed by the local authority as unintentionally homeless or threatened with homelessness and who the local authority has reason to believe would benefit from housing support services as prescribed in regulations (see paragraph 12, Part 1 of the guidance).

Note 3: The number of cases where housing support was provided following an assessment under the Housing Support Services (Homelessness)(Scotland) Regulations 2012.

Note 4: Small numbers in column B may indicate that the local authorities was unable to put in place the necessary IT changes in order to report this information. As a result, the local authority may have been carrying out a housing support assessment under the regulations but not reported this in the HL1 dataset.


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