Unsuitable Accommodation Order – Draft Guidance

We are pleased to continue to support the work by the Scottish Government and local authorities to develop clear guidance as the revised Unsuitable Accommodation Order across the country. 

In our response to a recent informal consultation, we welcomed the clarifications in the updated draft of the guidance in relation to the centrality of accommodation being accessible, the setting of a maximum number of people who can be accommodated in shared tenancies, and that rapid access accommodation is accessible without a completed homelessness assessment. 

As the drafting of the guidance moves into the final phase, we would still like to see some additional clarity on how choice and consent will be built in for ‘out of area’ placements and deciding whether a placement in a particular locality is suitable.