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Local Government Manifesto for Homes 2017

By: Shelter Scotland  Published: April 2017


Summary

Local Government Manifesto for Homes 2017

Local councils, and the many services they provide, play a vital role in ensuring that people in our communities are supported to find and keep a safe and secure home.

Shelter Scotland is calling on all candidates in the forthcoming local government elections in Scotland to prioritise taking urgent and real action on housing and homelessness over the next 5 years, and beyond.

The ambitions outlined in this Local Government Manifesto for Homes build on the recommendations from the landmark report from the Commission on Housing and Wellbeing in 2015 and the recommendations from our current Homelessness: Far From Fixed campaign.

We are asking all candidates from all political parties to support this manifesto for homes and sign up to our Homelessness: Far From Fixed campaign. Housing and homelessness must be at the top of the agenda in all local authorities.

We want to ensure that in Scotland we can deliver a home for everyone; tackle root causes of homelessness and meet the needs of every homeless person; make private renting right and put homes at the heart of social justice.

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