WATCH: Shelter Scotland threatens Glasgow City Council with legal action
Shelter Scotland calls on Glasgow City Council to meet its legal obligation to the city’s rough sleepers
Today [19 August 2019] Shelter Scotland handed in a letter to Glasgow City Council calling on it to end the unlawful practice of denying homeless people temporary accommodation. It cites 3365 instances where homeless people were turned away without being offered a bed for the night. The letter was delivered by a delegation of people who have experienced homelessness.
Sue Laughlin: Glasgow has social justice tools available to it which are under-utilised
Sue Laughlin, a former NHS planner, introduces the findings of her PhD, which explored the application of the public sector equality duty in Glasgow, finding it to be underutilised by public authorities as a means of ensuring ‘the right to the city’ for all
POLICY MAKING and service development tends to what has been called the ‘ideal of impartiality’ whereby difference between population groups is largely ignored. As a result, policies tend to fail to serve peoples’ diverse needs.
Are artists used as pawns in the gentrification of Govanhill?
Are artists behind the gentrification process underway in Govanhill? The artists-in-residence for the Glasgow’s Southside Central ward think this is a conversation we need to be having.
“Artists are often used as pawns in a game of chess, in which the board itself is controlled by local and central government. The planning rules are their rules, their decisions. I’m interested in how artists are played by these government officials and other players on the board – the knights and kings – which are the property developers.”
Graham O'Neill: The campaign against the Serco lock-out is in the best internationalist traditions of Glasgow
Graham O’Neill, Policy Manager at the Scottish Refugee Council, says the campaign in Glasgow against Serco’s planned eviction of hundreds of asylum seekers has a significance way beyond the city – it’s an important defence of the human rights of the most vulnerable people everywhere