COSLA COMMENT SUPPORTING SUBMISSION OF EVIDENCE TO THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT ON HOMELESSNESS

A COSLA Spokesperson said: “It has been encouraging to see the Committee turn its attention to homelessness and the variety and strength of responses to their inquiry shows that Scotland continues to take the issue seriously. COSLA is clear that tackling homelessness requires a joined-up, preventative approach by a whole range of organisations and services that go beyond housing.

“We hope to continue Scotland’s strategic approach to preventing and dealing with homelessness through the Homelessness Prevention and Strategy Group which is co-chaired by the COSLA and the Minister. The group will be re-energised this summer and will drive any necessary improvements in the way agencies respond to homelessness.  

“While this national leadership is crucial, homelessness ultimately needs to be tackled locally and requires a range of sectors to contribute to improving housing outcomes.”

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Wed, 21/06/2017 - 16:00