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.
Number of applications to local authorities under the Homeless Persons legislation: 1992-93 to 2013-14
|All applications||Assessed as homeless|| Assessed as homeless
and in priority need
|Number||% of all applications2||Number||% of applications assessed as homeless|
1. Data prior to 2002-03 are estimated (see notes and definitions).
2. The percentages are based on all applications for which a homelessness assessment has been completed by the time of the analysis. All analysis by financial year of application.
3. 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.
All of the tables and charts in this publication are available in electronic format at:
Email: Andrew Waugh or Ian Morton
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