Statement on the Scottish Government strategy Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan. 

Govan Law Centre Media release.

Immediate release

Statement on the Scottish Government strategy Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan. 

Govan Law Centre welcomes the Scottish Government strategy Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan. 

Mike Dailly, principal solicitor said: “ Homelessness is entirely preventable. However we do not pretend the answers are easy. So we welcome this action plan. In particular, the wellbeing assessment for each child who is homeless,  the commitment to invest in a strong affordable housing supply, and ensuring a national shift towards rapid rehousing by default.”

“We also welcome reform of the intentionality rules: to commence the local connection and intentionality provisions in the Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003 in 2019, and to develop options for the definition of intentionality to focus on ‘deliberate manipulation’ of the homelessness system.”

And the restricting  time spent in unsuitable accommodation to seven days; introduce the means to enforce and monitor standards for temporary accommodation in all tenures.”

But the time for discussion is over. We need to put these welcome words into action to support vulnerable families who are homeless. Govan Law Centre look forward to playing its part in ending homelessness in Scotland.”

Notes

Govan Law Centre is one of the largest most active law centres in the UK. And an expert in housing and homelessness law.

Govan Law Centre, solicitor advocate, Mike Dailly was a member of the short-term Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group

Read full: Scottish Government strategy Ending Homelessness Together Action Plan

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