‘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.”
Scottish homeless problem less severe than in the rest of the UK
Big cities take the the brunt of Scotland’s homeless problem
THE number of homeless cases in Scotland has fallen in the last five years.
A report by Heriot-Watt University released yesterday for homeless charity Crisis showed what they call “core homelessness” to be falling overall in comparison to the rest of the UK.
Crisis credit the performance to factors such as better access to social housing, affordable homes and also the fact that benefit reform hasn’t hit Scotland with the same impact as it has in England.
Study reveals less than half of single homeless people in Scotland find shelter
Study discloses that less than half of the single homeless people seeking help in Scotland are provided with a home
THE homelessness charity Crisis has published a report, Single Homelessness in Scotland , highlighting that just 47 per cent of single homeless people are granted a tenancy by their local authority, despite being extremely vulnerable and likely to have been previously homeless.