25/11/2016

Homelessness Far From Fixed

I am pleased to support Shelter Scotland's Homelessness - Far From Fixed campaign.  Homelessness can happen to anyone.  It is shocking and shameful that homelessness still exists in Scotland today.  Dundee City Council and the Scottish Government must do all that they can to fix homelessness in Dundee and across Scotland.

Homelessness in Dundee:


  • 1,085 Dundee Households assessed as homeless last year
  • 283 Dundee households currently in temporary accommodation
  • 127 Children in Dundee currently in temporary housing
  • 954 Dundee cases opened by Shelter Scotland advisors and volunteers last year
  • 423 calls to Shelter Scotland's free national helpline were from Dundee last year
(Source Shelter Scotland)

I will be seeking a briefing from Dundee City Council about how the council deals with homelessness.  It is important that families have access to appropriate good quality housing. 

 As part of Shelter Scotland's campaign I played their game of snakes and ladders.  This was a little
bit of fun which made a serious political point about the problems faced by families who might become homeless.