April 2015

Is Scotland leading the way on homelessness?

Scotland has been hailed internationally for leading the way in homelessness legislation.  With the historic ending of priority need in 2012 all people in Scotland who are found unintentionally homeless are entitled to settled accommodation if they have a local connection.  Official statistics show homelessness applications falling year on year, in contrast with other parts… Read more

Written by Beth Reid | Posted on 2nd April 2015

Beth Reid is Policy Manager for Scotland at Crisis, working to influence homelessness policy and practice across Scotland.

Website: http://www.crisis.org.uk/

The housing crisis isn’t a question of supply vs regeneration – we need both

The housing soundbite is supply. Politicians fall over themselves to argue for more and more housing numbers which don’t work everywhere. The housing crisis in Blackburn, Margate and Stoke is very different to that inside the M25. This is not a North versus South issue. It’s far more complicated than that. It is an issue… Read more

Written by Steve Close | Posted on 1st April 2015

Steve Close is Chief Executive of the Together Housing Group

Website: http://www.togetherhousing.co.uk/