West Dunbartonshire Council placed no homeless people in B&Bs last year

West Dunbartonshire Council did not place anyone presenting as homeless in bed and breakfast accommodation last year, according to new figures.

The council has scrapped the use of B&Bs for homeless people, with just one being placed in a B&B in 2017/18 and just six in 2017/17, the Clydebank Post reports, down from around 27 in 2013/14 and 13 in 2014/15.

Councillor David McBride recently told the council’s housing and communities committee: “I think we were the first council to do away with bed and breakfast accommodation. It will only be used in emergencies.”

John Kerr, housing development and homelessness manager, added: “We don’t use B&Bs as a rule and when we do it’s only for a night or two maximum if there is no other option.””

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