Scottish Women's Aid: Domestic abuse is the number one reason why women and children are homeless
Research from Scottish Women’s Aid has found that more than three-quarters of homeless applications were from women who stated that they were in an abusive relationship as a reason for the application
WATCH: The CommonSpace Show - with Karin Goodwin
The CommonSpace Show returns – featuring CommonSpace journalists David Jamieson and Rhiannon Davies discussing the week’s big stories.
For this edition, we are joined by freelance journalist Karin Goodwin who regularly contributes to both the Sunday National and The Ferret. Earlier this year she was awarded the Nicola Barry award at the Scottish Press Awards for her campaigning journalism. She focuses mainly on social issues, and has covered homelessness and the Serco evictions in depth.
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.
Justice for All: New law conference to highlight the need for Scottish legal reform
The Justice For All conference will feature prominent legal figures such as Aamer Anwar and Jonathan Mitchell
- New student-run conference will examine the relationship between law and the common good
- Conference organiser Michael Gray argues that Scotland’s legal community should play a renewed part in public debate
- Speakers will include a diverse range of legal authorities, activists and advocates