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

We are continually reviewing the use of temporary accommodation for all homeless people. From the end of March 2016, local authorities will begin the mandatory collection of information on the length of time that is spent in temporary accommodation. That will help to inform the Scottish Government, in consultation with our stakeholders, about any further steps that it may need to take.

As I said, the length of a temporary accommodation stay for anyone should be as short as possible.