Charities have called on the Scottish Government to declare a national housing emergency, claiming Scotland’s homeless system is at breaking point.
More than 13,000 Scots households – including 7,510 children – were in temporary accommodation at the end of September last year waiting for housing due to homelessness, according to official figures.
Homeless people must be given “more than just a roof over their heads,” say campaigners, after official figures revealed a record number died last year.
The number of people who died whilst homeless in Scotland has risen, according to the latest official figures.
Concerns about new Glasgow-wide figures revealing continued widespread use of homeless B&Bs for over seven day limit have been raised, while "unsuitable" housing rules have been put on hold.
Hundreds of tenants in Scotland have been handed eviction notices since the beginning of lockdown, despite government advice for landlords to be flexible during the pandemic.