children, housing

Rise in number of children living in temporary accomodation

Recent figures obtained through Freedom of Information requests have revealed that the number of people living in council-provided temporary accommodation has increased since 2015/16. Scottish local authorities received around 34,100 applications for homelessness assistance during 2016/17, some 2% lower than in the same period in 2015/16. While homelessness applications are falling, the number of people being […]

children, poverty

Eradicating child poverty

New laws to improve life chances for every Scottish child Scotland is set to bring forward legislation to tackle the deep-rooted causes of child poverty for the first time in its history, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced today. The new Child Poverty Bill will to set out a new approach to tackling poverty and inequality […]