Everyone Home urges First Minister to prioritise social housing and homelessness prevention

A coalition of organisations have congratulated Scotland’s new First Minister and urged his attention on repairing the social housing budget and on protecting duties to prevent homelessness.

Thirty-five organisations have written an open letter to First Minister John Swinney MSP in this 25th year of the Scottish Parliament. The Everyone Home collective has highlighted that over the last 25 years Scottish administrations have made giant leaps towards ending homelessness and have created world-class legislation. That when progress stalled, the Scottish Government recalibrated to get us back on track. And when the pandemic threatened to cause a homelessness catastrophe, the Scottish Government took decisive action. 

But now we find ourselves going backwards again – and so this must be a moment to reset.