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Operation of the homeless persons legislation in Scotland: quarters ending 30 June and 30 September 2007 (including households in temporary accommodation at 31 December 2007)

Published: 22 Apr 2008
ISBN:
978 0 7559 7084

Routine homelessness statistics update to September 2007

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Operation of the homeless persons legislation in Scotland: quarters ending 30 June and 30 September 2007 (including households in temporary accommodation at 31 December 2007)
Table 3 Contributing factors for loss of accommodation: April to September 2007

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Table 3 Contributing factors for loss of accommodation: April to September 2007

Reason

April - Sept 2007

Number

% of applications in period

Financial difficulties / debt / unemployment

2,414

9

Physical health

774

3

Mental health

1,507

6

Unmet need for support from housing / social work / health services

612

2

Lack of support from friends / family

2,694

10

Difficulties managing on own

908

3

Drug / alcohol dependency

1,950

7

Criminal / antisocial behaviour

1,200

4

External factors 1

6,408

24

Refused to answer

1,371

5

All applications in period

27,096

Notes: All applications during period. Figures do not include data from East Dunbartonshire and Shetland due to technical reasons and may include some under-reporting from other local authorities ( see footnotes for Table 1). Percentages may sum to more than 100% since multiple reasons can be given. Responses to this question are currently missing for a sizeable proportion of cases.
1. Includes factors such as landlord selling property, fire / floods, circumstances of other people sharing property, and harassment.


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