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 1c

Table 1c

Trends in Assessment Decisions (number)

2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Homeless - priority unintentional 24,232 25,919 25,325 26,958 27,117 26,616 29,566 32,295 31,898 28,559 27,316 25,940
Homeless - priority intentional 1,143 914 900 1,029 1,231 1,293 1,364 1,244 1,461 1,429 1,555 1,721
Homeless - non-priority 9,272 9,797 8,736 9,187 8,598 7,260 6,109 5,540 4,618 2,953 1,300 0
Potentially homeless - priority unintentional 3,297 4,084 4,689 4,740 4,262 4,673 3,990 3,542 3,303 2,362 1,787 1,558
Potentially homeless - priority intentional 292 233 201 202 201 177 190 187 191 140 133 107
Potentially homeless - non-priority 1,413 1,606 1,659 1,470 1,341 1,156 845 755 491 265 70 0
Neither homeless nor potentially homeless 4,506 4,574 5,062 5,217 4,947 3,961 3,870 3,419 3,669 2,994 2,156 1,720
Lost contact or withdrew before assessment decision (pre- 1 April 2007) 4,490 5,470 7,051 7,602 7,668 38 0 0 0 0 0 0
Applicant resolved homelessness prior to assessment decision 2,076 3,191 3,663 4,162 4,352 2,463 2,631 2,721 2,521 1,918 1,620 1,527
Lost contact before assessment decision (from 1 April 2007) 0 0 0 0 0 6,125 6,641 4,244 4,188 2,907 2,222 1,927
Withdrew application before assessment decision (from 1 April 2007) 0 0 0 0 0 2,424 3,053 3,520 3,603 2,441 1,886 1,774
Ineligible for assistance (from 1 April 2007) 0 0 0 0 0 289 297 260 305 139 114 85
Total 50,721 55,788 57,286 60,567 59,717 56,475 58,556 57,727 56,248 46,107 40,159 36,359

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