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Building houses key to stopping homelessness

Building houses key to stopping homelessness

8 October 2020

We've welcomed the Scottish Government's updated action plan on Ending Homelessness Together but stressed that building more social homes is key to success.

Building houses key to stopping homelessness
Statistics show deepening housing emergency pre-Covid

Statistics show deepening housing emergency pre-Covid

5 October 2020

We have called on the Scottish Government to uphold its promises to homeless people, as new statistics show the scale of the housing emergency at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis.

Statistics show deepening housing emergency pre-Covid
3,000 bags of charity shop donations a week

3,000 bags of charity shop donations a week

5 October 2020

We're saying thank you for the amazing donations we've been sent since our shops reopened in July. On average supporters have been giving us 3,000 bags a week of clothes and other items our network of 36 charity shops across Scotland.

3,000 bags of charity shop donations a week
More ambition on social housing needed

More ambition on social housing needed

5 October 2020

Commenting on the housing statistics for Scotland quarterly update, which shows that coronavirus had a major impact on the construction of affordable homes between March and June 2020, we've called for more ambition on social housing.

More ambition on social housing needed
70,000 children on housing waiting lists

70,000 children on housing waiting lists

5 October 2020

An estimated 70,000 children in Scotland are waiting for social homes, the equivalent of 20 children in every school, according to new analysis that we have published to mark the launch of our new campaign.

70,000 children on housing waiting lists

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