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Early end to unsuitable temporary accommodation

By: Shelter Scotland  Published: May 2020


Shelter Scotland welcomes Scottish Government plans to ensure that homeless people and rough sleepers do not return to the streets or can be placed in unsuitable temporary accommodation at any point during or after the coronavirus crisis.

Summary

Shelter Scotland has today welcomed Scottish Government plans to ensure that homeless people and rough sleepers do not return to the streets or can be placed in unsuitable temporary accommodation at any point during or after the coronavirus crisis. The revised order was due to come into force next year, limiting the time all homeless people could be placed in unsuitable accommodation – e.g. hostels and B&Bs, to seven days. It already applies for children and pregnant women.