Podcast: Is the Unsuitable Accommodation Order fit for purpose? with Cllr Jane Meagher and Sophie Berry
The 2014 Unsuitable Accommodation Order was introduced to effectively end stays in unsuitable accommodation for any homeless person for more than 7 days.
However, with these laws being consistently broken by local authorities for a number of reasons, in the latest episode of the Scottish Housing News Podcast Kieran Findlay and Jimmy Black ask whether the law is fit for purpose.
We clarify the legislation around homelessness and share the practical problems of finding suitable accommodation with Cllr Jane Meagher, the Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work convener at the City of Edinburgh Council, and Sophie Berry, a solicitor at Govan Law Centre.
Jimmy Black has written a blog to accompany the episode here.
The Scottish Housing News Podcast is co-hosted by Kieran Findlay and Jimmy Black. All episodes are available here as well as on the following platforms: