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UNANIMOUS OPPOSITION TO SCOT OFFICE HOMELESSNESS CHANGES

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The Scottish Office is facing unanimous rejection of its homelessness changes. An analysis of the responses to the ...
The Scottish Office is facing unanimous rejection of its homelessness changes. An analysis of the responses to the recent consultation exercise show there was no support for the government view that homeless people should be placed in temporary accommodation.

The initial findings have been obtained by the Scottish Legal Action Group and will be published in full in its legal journal later this month.

Mike Dailly, editor of the SCOLAG Legal Journal, said:

'The response to the government's homelessness proposals is nothing short of remarkable. Not one single response supported the Scottish Office view that homeless people should be entitled only to temporary accommodation. Over 90% were fiercely opposed to the proposal. Organisations have argued that only the provision of permanent secure accommodation will ultimately resolve someone's homelessness.'
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