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Comment on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group

Published: 5 October 2017

Comment on Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group

Following the start of work by the Scottish Government’s Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group, Alison Watson, Deputy Director of Shelter Scotland and member of the action group, comments.

“Shelter Scotland has been campaigning for the last year for renewed focus and leadership on homelessness and we are pleased to be able to share our experiences and knowledge with the action group.

“The challenges facing us are significant. Last year, a household became homeless every 19 minutes in Scotland and tomorrow morning more than 6,000 children will wake up without a permanent home of their own. There has been a rise in people sleeping on our streets.

“The need for action is urgent and we look forward to working with the new group to quickly deliver changes on the ground to see improved support for those currently enduring or at risk of homelessness.”

Read more about the action group on the Scottish Government website.

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