When homelessness does occur, people are quickly connected to housing.
If homelessness cannot be prevented, the priority is then to ensure people are given immediate, unrestricted access to crisis services while permanent housing and appropriate support are secured. Transitional housing should only be provided in limited instances. ‘Brief’ can be measured through collecting data on the number of days an individual is statutory homeless. We will use ‘length of time in temporary accommodation’ as our indicator. Neither length of time rough sleeping nor length of time homeless for homeless applicants/presentations are currently produced. We will work with MHCLG and Scottish Government to explore the potential of producing length of time figures with case-level data.