New statistics show that an estimated 216 homeless people died in 2019. Urgent action must be taken to end homelessness, address its causes and strengthen protections for tenants faced with homelessness.
“Early on in the pandemic there was a huge effort to effectively end street homelessness. It showed what could be done when there is an urgent political imperative to act. […] A housing first approach which ensures everyone has a roof over their head, and is able to access all the support services they require is absolutely essential.” – Patrick Harvie MSP, Scottish Greens
Read Crisis’ report ‘Preventing Homelessness in Scotland’.