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Homelessness continues to decline, 25/03/14 [S]

Scotlandís Chief Statistician has released quarterly information on the Operation of the Homeless Persons Legislation in Scotland.

This shows that fewer households in Scotland are becoming homeless, and fewer children are living in temporary accommodation.

Between October and December 2013, there were 8,007 homelessness applications, 10 per cent lower than the number of applications received during the same quarter of 2012.

The number of households living in temporary accommodation has also dropped to its lowest level for five years.

Households in temporary accommodation decreased by three per cent during the year from 10,252 at the end of December 2012 to 9,963 at the end of December 2013. Of these, 2,456 were households with children in temporary accommodation Ė a decrease of 624 households (20 per cent decrease) compared with one year earlier.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

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Homelessness continues to decline