As co-owners of the Ending Destitution Together Strategy with Scottish Government, COSLA and Scottish Local Government are committed to supporting people across Scotland who are at increased risk of destitution due to No Recourse to Public Funds conditions. This commitment involves supporting households across Scotland, wherever possible, to avoid destitution and hardship.
In 2022 COSLA’s Community Wellbeing Board agreed to the introduction of an annual survey of local authorities to build an evidence base on these issues.
This release from 22nd May 2023 outlines key aggregate data relating to support need and provisions for 2020/21 and 2021/22.
Find the survey report here.