The Scottish Housing Regulator has published the findings of its thematic review of council homelessness services. Homelessness services in Scotland: A thematic review – February 2023 | Scottish Housing Regulator.
While some councils have had success moving towards an approach with rapid rehousing at the centre, others are finding it increasingly difficult to meet the challenges they face, with evidence of increasing breaches of statutory duties around the provision of temporary accommodation. The three major challenges highlighted are:
- Dealing with significant numbers of people in temporary accommodation.
- Maintaining a sufficient supply of temporary accommodation.
- Ensuring access to the number of permanent homes needed.