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Last updated: Tuesday, 01 December, 2020, 13:46
- Sturgeon says there will be no “immediate” change to alert levels
- 34 deaths registered in Scotland in last 24 hours
- 754 people have tested positive for Covid-19
- Callers worried about being lonely this Christmas, says Samaritans
Push for cross-party support to end homelessness
Thirty organisations have teamed up to call on political parties to get behind a 10-year plan to end homelessness.
The 30 groups, which include charities, experts and people with lived experience, are asking MSPs and candidates in next year’s Scottish Parliament elections to support a new route map.
Published by Everyone Home Collective, the group hopes all parties will support five key actions over two parliamentary terms: prioritising prevention; providing more homes; ending rough sleeping; no evictions into homelessness; and a systems change.
Maggie Brunjes, chief executive of Homeless Network Scotland, said: “Homelessness is not inevitable, or an unsolvable problem. The causes are predictable and we know who is most at risk – we can end homelessness in Scotland over two parliaments.
“Scotland already has a robust policy environment in place that we want to see strengthened and ramped up over the next decade to get everyone home.
“Sustaining the cross-party accord on tackling…
— to www.scotsman.com