Garry Burns from Homeless Action Scotland argues that nobody who is in employment should be over-charged for homeless accommodation. As part of our work in the Scottish Parliamentary election earlier this year we called for the Scottish Government to carry out a number of actions. One of these actio
Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates provides his take on this week's Programme for Government, in particular the proposals for rent controls. The Scottish Government’s Programme for Government announced recently had many eye-catching headlines.
Garry Burns from Homeless Action Scotland calls on the Scottish Government to extend the eviction ban until they can convene a short life action group on eviction protocols while we exit the COVID pandemic and return to normality. Homeless Action Scotland note that the most recent quarterly report f
Having previously outlined the policy proposals Homeless Action Scotland believes should be adopted by the next Scottish Parliament, communications and engagement manager Garry Burns tackles each of those in detail, beginning with the introduction of a new homelessness and housing minister.
Following the tragic news that a young man died of a drug overdose days after leaving his rehabilitation placement, Homeless Action Scotland communications and engagement manager Garry Burns offers a practical housing solution to help prevent similar deaths from happening in the futur
With Homeless Action Scotland invited to submit evidence at stage one of the Domestic Abuse (Protection) (Scotland) Bill, communications and engagement manager Garry Burns outlines the charity's concerns in relation to the housing and homelessness element of the legislation.
In the wake of a further extension to the ban on evictions, Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates argues that increased government support for those with a genuine reason for an inability to pay rent should be embedded in law. Everyone at Homeless Action is delighted to see the eviction ban
Homeless Action Scotland CEO Gavin Yates reports back from the Homeless Prevention Strategy Group (HPSG) and warns that despite worrying homelessness statistics this year, potentially yet more bad news is on the horizon.
Homeless Action Scotland has launched a questionnaire to find out how people who work in the housing or homelessness sector feel about COVID-19. There is statutory guidance which dictates how organisations and staff should conduct their duties while trying to mitigate their exposure to contracting C
The current moratorium on evictions in Scotland must be extended beyond the current timeframe and include those who are actively trying to ensure their rent arrears are dealt with, according to a number of charities.
With emergency legislation being passed in the Scottish Parliament this week, Homeless Action Scotland’s policy manager takes a quick look at what this means for the sector and some of the challenges services might face in the future. The Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill complements and supplements