Temporary Accommodation (Time Limit)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 23rd March 2016.

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Photo of Margaret Burgess Margaret Burgess Scottish National Party

Time limits already exist on the use of unsuitable accommodation for families with children and pregnant women. The provision of temporary accommodation is an important part of local authorities’ duties for homeless households in Scotland and provides a vital safety net for those that require it.

The time that is spent in temporary accommodation should be as short as possible, while suitable and sustainable settled accommodation is found. Moving households through temporary accommodation as quickly as possible should be balanced with a person-centred approach that considers the particular needs and housing options of individual households.