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.
WATCH: Homelessness On The Rise - How Do we Eradicate it?
The number of homeless people in Scotland is on the rise – figures from Shelter Scotland show homeless applications rose in 2017, the first increase in 9 years.
The Scottish Government published its ending homelessness & rough sleeping action plan on 27 November. The plan aims to “achieve a fundamental shift to rapid rehousing”, yet campaigners argue more should be done to address the issue now.
Parliamentary Committee to hear call for 5 year ending homelessness fund to have cash ‘front loaded’ this year
The Scottish Government accepted all the recommendations of its homelessness and rough sleeping action group
A PETITION will be heard by the Local Government and Communities Committee of the Scottish Parliament next week calling on the Scottish Government to “front load” its five year fund for ending homelessness in Scotland this year, in light of the severity of the homelessness crisis in Scotland.
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.
Homeless charity tells Glasgow City council - ‘Stop Breaking the Law’
Shelter Scotland protests outside Glasgow City Chambers against unlawful practice of ‘gatekeeping’
HOMELESS CHARITY Shelter Scotland says Glasgow City council broke homeless law more than 3,000 times last year, and campaigners gathered outside City Chambers today (5 July) to protest the issue.
One year on to the day from Glasgow’s Housing and Homelessness Summit, the charity has said the council is still failing to meet its legal duty to provide homeless people who come to them for help with temporary accommodation.
‘Can we end homelessness in Scotland? Aye, we can’: Scottish Government pledges £21m to Housing First
Housing minister Kevin Stewart warns that homelessness is predicted to rise due to UK Government welfare cuts, despite efforts to mitigate their impact
THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT has pledged £21m of a £50m fund in order to offer faster, greater support to rapidly rehouse those at risk of homelessness, or who are living in temporary accommodation.
Confirming the details of the investment in Holyrood today [27 June], housing minister Kevin Stewart declared: “Can we end homelessness in Scotland? Aye, we can.”
Trainers collected to help Glasgow's homeless at anti-discrimination football tournament
The Invisibles homeless charity held an appeal at the Green Brigade anti-discrimination tournament
A GLASWEGIAN community action group held their annual drive collecting used trainers for the homeless on Saturday and were delighted to receive over two hundred pairs.
Cruel by design: How Universal Credit punishes children, domestic abuse victims, disabled people and those at risk of homelessness
CommonSpace examines the impact of Universal Credit on four of the most vulnerable demographics to be hit by the benefits change
AS the full roll-out of Universal Credit in Scotland gets closer calls for it to be halted or reformed by charities and politicians are getting increasingly louder.