The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 introduced new duties on local authorities to provide temporary accommodation to a wider range of homeless people. This is likely to increase demand and place additional pressures on resources. Research has highlighted the use of temporary accommodation (sometimes on a semi-permanent basis) to house some homeless people, and the higher incidence of accommodation breakdown in circumstances where people are offered inappropriate forms of provision. These factors make an assessment of the appropriateness of different models of temporary accommodation, and their 'success' in assisting people into permanent and sustainable accommodation, both timely and highly relevant to the Scottish Executive's goals of preventing and alleviating homelessness.
|Place of Publication||Edinburgh|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2001|