MSP, Aberdeen Central
People may be in emergency accommodation such as bed and breakfasts if they have to leave their home quickly, for example because of a fire or domestic abuse. Households with children and pregnant women are covered by the Homeless Persons (Unsuitable Accommodation) (Scotland) Order 2014, which ensures that it is only for a short period of time. We are committed to introducing a cap for...
As Shelter has pointed out, temporary accommodation is a necessary part of our strong homelessness legislation, and it ensures that families have a home when they are made homeless. To ensure a better outcome, the time that is spent in temporary accommodation is best used positively to identify the best possible housing option for a household. We want the time that is spent in temporary...
We have done everything possible to ensure that temporary accommodation is the right accommodation, which is why 86 per cent of the temporary accommodation that is being used in Scotland at the moment is in the social housing sector. Increasing the amount of affordable housing in Scotland by 50,000 units is one of the key planks of Government policy, and 35,000 of those units will be for...
Scottish National Party MSP for Aberdeen Central
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
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