Scotland’s Housing Minister will today pledge his support to Crisis, as it starts to build a plan to end homelessness in Scotland for good. Kevin Stewart MSP’s support comes after the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, also pledged to work with Crisis to achieve its aims of ending homelessness.
Today the Homelessness Reduction Bill cleared its third and final reading in the House of Lords. This comes as new homelessness statistics released today show that the number of households in temporary accommodation in England rose by 10% over the course of 2016.
Almost two thirds (64%) of councils across England are struggling to find social tenancies for homeless people, while half find it 'very difficult' to assist applicants into privately rented accommodation, according to a report published today by Crisis and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF).
The Scottish Minister for Local Government and Housing Kevin Stewart MSP has backed Crisis and Glasgow Homelessness Network's (GHN) call for a new sector-led centre to tackle homelessness through evidence-based solutions.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has announced a new funding programme...