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Government urged to make homelessness act a reality

February 11th 2012


The Scottish Labour party has urged the SNP Government to “pull out all the stops” to reach the “ambitious” target aimed at tackling homelessness.

The party’s infrastructure and capital investment spokesman Richard Baker MSP said: “Scottish Labour is proud of the groundbreaking legislation it passed back in 2003, but if we are to hit our ambitious 2012 target then we need to redouble our efforts this year.

“In difficult economic times, people are anxious to obtain and retain secure, affordable homes. People become homeless for all sorts of reasons and are among the most vulnerable people in our communities.

“I urge the SNP Government to pull out all the stops to make the 2012 target a reality.” When the Bill to eradicate homelessness was passed in March 2003, the then social justice minister, Labour’s Margaret Curran, said it would put Scotland “at the front of the line” among European nations in cutting homelessness.


February 2012



Birmingham man charged with homeless murder

Coventry City Council rubber-stamps cuts disguised as freezes

Birmingham winter shelter pilot

Homelessness on the rise in Nottingham

Christmas shelter welcomes homeless

Sleeping out for St Basil’s

Budget cuts threaten Scots homeless charity

‘Commonwealth grandmother’ still homeless

Pets need homes too, urges charity

Land of the free, homes for the brave

Government urged to make homelessness act a reality

New movie honours Scot who served homeless veterans

Behind a name

A Few Man Fridays

Hull in a handcart

Rough sleepers predicted to live longer - 47 is the new 42

Former US Marine arrested for homeless stabbing

Homeless people offered Spanish getaway

Funding boost for hostels

Bones in Bath wood

The target year - an end to rough sleeping in 2012

Hungary outlaws homelessness

Hungary outlaws homelessness

Nottingham hotline

Man dies on Ilford street

Stay safe!

Bin safety


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