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Ending homelessness and rough sleeping: action plan

Published: 27 Nov 2018
Housing and Social Justice Directorate
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Sets out how national and local government and the third sector will work together.
27 Nov 2018
Ending homelessness and rough sleeping: action plan
This Action Plan sets out the direction for real and lasting change towards ending homelessness. Having somewhere to call home is a basic human right and housing is one of the most important factors in any person’s quality of life. This Plan sets out the wide range of measures we need to have in place that help prevent homelessness in the first place and ensure that when it does happen, the needs of people experiencing homelessness are addressed as quickly as possible to get back to a settled home. Homelessness has a strong legislative footing in Scotland. Under the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987, with everybody found to be homeless legally entitled to housing. That means that if we are to complete our ambition to end homelessness then no one would sleep rough and no one should live somewhere that is unsuitable for them.


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Email: Ruth Whatling