Where: in front of City Square, Dundee
When: Friday 12th November 2010; Time: 12.30pm
What: Graeme Brown, director of Shelter Scotland and local politicians will sign a extra large petition board for the charity’s Make Housing Matter campaign. [Expected to attend are: Marlyn Glen MSP, Cllr Laurie Sidwell, Cllr Kevin Keenan, Cllr Richard McCready]
Shelter Scotland will be campaigning in Dundee City Centre on Monday 8th November to raise the issue of housing and homelessness ahead of the Scottish budget and as part of its strategy to ‘Make Housing Matter’ in the run-up to next year’s national elections.
All local politicians have been invited to attend and put their names to the campaign by signing a giant petition board along with as many local people as possible.
Graeme Brown, director of Shelter Scotland, the housing and homelessness charity, says:
“The Make Housing Matter campaign aims to push housing to the top of the Scottish political agenda. The people of Dundee are helping us show the Scottish Parliament and all politicians that the housing crisis cannot be ignored.
“Hundreds of people in Dundee have already backed our campaign and share our demand that housing should play a central role in next year’s elections.
“The imminent Scottish budget represents a golden opportunity to stimulate economic growth and employment by investing in a national house-building programme. We, therefore, urge the Scottish Government to commit to a continued and viable programme of investment in housing.
“It is Shelter Scotland’s intention to ‘Make Housing Matter’, not only during the run up to the Scottish budget, but also in next year’s elections.”
Notes to Editors:
1. Shelter Scotland, the housing and homelessness charity. Shelter Scotland believes that everyone should have a home. We help people find and keep a home. We campaign for decent housing for all.
2. Spokespeople are available for interview, telephone the media office on 0844 515 2442. An ISDN line number is available for broadcast interviews.
3. For more information about Shelter Scotland visit www.shelter.org.uk
4. Follow Shelter Scotland on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/shelterinscotland
Twitter – http://twitter.com/shelterscotland
Contact: Neil Baldwin, Nicola Baxter
Phone: 0844 515 2442