Shelter Scotland Response to Scottish Government Homelessness Statistics

Gordon MacRae, Head of Communications and Policy, Shelter Scotland, said: “We welcome the Scottish Government’s latest statistics today (Tuesday) showing Scotland is a step closer to meeting the 2012 homelessness commitment. While this is positive, it is clear the Scottish Government must provide more support to those local authorities not yet reaching the commitment to help ensure this flagship legislation is met. The 2012 commitment will give everyone the right to a home. But with today’s statistics showing over 10,000 households in temporary accommodation, MSPs must invest in affordable housing to ensure everyone can have the keys to a home as well.”

Note to Editor

  1. The Scottish Government Statistics can be viewed here – http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2010/03/23101633/0

Contact: Christina Cran, Nicola Baxter
Phone: 0844 515 2442

Website: http://www.shelter.org.uk