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Local authorities should have regard to the Code of Guidance on homelessness in the exercise of their homelessness functions. The 1998 edition of the Code has been replaced by an updated edition which takes account of changes to the legislation and developing practice on prevention and joint working.
Consultation was carried out on an updated Code during 2003 and responses received have informed the revised edition now available. The Scottish Executive is grateful to everyone who gave their time and expertise to this.
The Code of Guidance on Homelessness is now available for use by local authority practitioners when exercising your legislative duties. We intended to make the Code available in published loose-leaf format for ease of use and to allow further developments to be readily updated. Before doing so, we would welcome your feedback on the Code as you use it in practice. Over the next three months, we would welcome any further comments on:
Any comments should be sent by 26 August 2004 to email@example.com
Homelessness Team Area 1H(Bridge) Victoria Quay EH6 6QQ
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Chapter 1 Introduction [May 2004]Chapter 2 Prevention of homelessness [May 2004]Chapter 3 Ways of working [May 2004]Chapter 4 Handling of applications [May 2004]Chapter 5 Inquiries into homelessness [May 2004]Chapter 6 Inquiries into priority need [May 2004]Chapter 7 Inquiries into intentionality [May 2004]Chapter 8 Inquiries into local connection [May 2004]Chapter 9 Accommodation [May 2004]Chapter 10 Advice and assistance [May 2004]Chapter 11 Notification and review of decisions [May 2004]Chapter 12 Protection of property and action on unoccupied houses [May 2004] Chapter 13 Persons subject to immigration control [Removed pending update] Annex A: Summary of Legislative Changes
The date in brackets indicates the last time the relevant chapter was updated
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