Former homeless Greens councillor slams Edinburgh Council for homelessness law-breaking
Edinburgh city council sending homeless Scots’ to Bed & Breakfasts as far away as Motherwell and Livingston for extended periods
A councillor in Edinburgh who was has previously been homeless has slammed the capital authority for breaking the law on how long homeless people can be housed in temporary accommodation.
Councils are allowed to house homeless people in temporary accommodation for up to a week, but a shortage of council housing has mean't some are remaining longer in bed & breakfast (B&B) style accommodation.
New drug & alcohol strategy to 'take a health approach' to substance abuse
The new strategy was welcomed by MSPs and MPs cross-party
THE Scottish Government’s new strategy on drugs & alcohol will seek to treat wider structural problems like housing and employment issues, taking “a health approach” to the issue of substance abuse.
La trêve hivernale: As France eviction 'truce' begins, Living Rent call for a Scottish Winter Break
At least 94 people have died on Scotland’s streets over the past 12 months
THE Living Rent tenants union have stepped up their campaign for a legal restriction on housing evictions over the winter months, as France’s Winter Break begins today [1 November].
The French winter break has been in place since 1956 and ensures that no one is evicted from a rented property or has their gas and electricity switched off from 1 November to 31 March.