This consultation invites comments on the content of a Ministerial Statement to set out the circumstances in which, and the general criteria by reference to which, the power of Scottish Ministers to modify local connection referrals between local authorities in Scotland is to be exercised. It also invites comments on the proposal to suspend local connection referrals between Scottish local authorities to remove barriers people face to accessing the support they need.
Scottish Ministers are required, under section 33B of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987, to consult such associations representing local authorities and such other persons, as they see fit, before preparing a Ministerial Statement setting out the circumstances in which, and the general criteria by reference to which, the power of Scottish Ministers to modify local connection, in section 33A of the Act, is to be exercised.
The consultation invites local authorities, third sector organisations and others with an interest in homelessness to consider and provide views.
Your comments will ensure that a wide range of perspectives are considered in preparing the statement.
Stephen O’Connor, Homelessness Measurement and Legislation Unit