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Scottish charities join forces for ‘triple-lock' to end rough sleeping

Posted On: 21 May 2020   |   Posted By: The Big Issue

Scottish charities join forces for ‘triple-lock' to end rough sleeping

Influential charities have delivered a joint plan to end rough sleeping and destitution to the Scottish Government today in a bid to ensure people do not return to the streets after the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Everybody Home collective is made up of 19 charities - including leading homelessness groups like Crisis, Homeless Network Scotland and Social Bite - and they have joined forces to prevent a looming homelessness crisis in the country due to the disruption and economic hardship to come.
The collective are highlighting three key asks that experts and academics believe could permanently end rough sleeping - a ‘triple lock' of measures to protect progress and underpin next steps.
A focus on prevention is one of their asks, with a call to boost housing capacity and make a particular commitment to increase the supply of social-rent homes, which have been severely underdeveloped in the UK-wide housing crisis. Everybody Home is also prioritising permanently preventing a return to previous levels of rough...

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