Citizen journalist Tam tells The Ferret how his life turned around after spiralling into drug addiction and homelessness.
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.
Homeless people across Scotland owe councils over £34million in “highly questionable“ charges for temporary accommodation, according to research by a Glasgow-based public law firm, which alleges local authorities may be acting unlawfully.
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.
An extract from Maeve McClenaghan's book No Fixed Abode, telling the story of Ian Kirkland, who died homeless in Paisley in 2018.
Scotland has a higher rate of homeless deaths than other UK countries, according to official statistics showing that 359 people died over a two-year period.
The Ferret and HuffPost UK look at how care leavers in Scotland are fighting back against the impact of government austerity policy.