17th July 2019 by fairer-scotland
Adam is a bright, articulate and funny 37 year old man who has been homeless on and off for the past seven years. He is great company and has a warm and caring personality. He has, however, been through a very traumatic time that he still finds difficult to talk about. When asked about his...
29th March 2019 by fairer-scotland
Bethany Care Shelter fixed venue New raised beds and comfy mattresses! New fixed 32 week venue! We are so thankful to be at Diadem, part of Gorgie Dalry Stenhouse Church in Edinburgh. Our larger single venue also has laundry, showers and new toilet facilities. This is desperately needed with over 70 people a night given...
12th February 2019 by Kevin Stewart MSP
Back in June 2017, following the tragic events at Grenfell Tower, we took immediate steps to establish a Ministerial Working Group (MWG) on Building and Fire Safety. The Group was established to offer public reassurance and ensure all lessons learned from Grenfell were applied here in Scotland, and to help ensure people are safe in...
5th February 2019 by fairer-scotland
Working together to tackle rough sleeping Most of us have had the heart-rending experience of walking through a city on a cold winter morning past a figure in a sleeping bag tucked into a doorway. None of us wants a Scotland where this happens. In 2010, Glasgow City Mission established the Glasgow Winter Night Shelter,...
6th October 2018 by Kevin Stewart MSP
We want everyone in Scotland to have access to good quality, warm and affordable housing. This will help to create a fairer country for everyone, with health and wellbeing improved. However, we know that some people can struggle with paying their fuel bills. Earlier this year, through the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland)...
20th July 2018 by Kevin Stewart MSP
It is unacceptable that anyone in a country like Scotland should find themselves homeless and I believe everyone needs a safe place they can call home. Everybody found to be homeless in Scotland is entitled to settled housing, yet still too many people struggle to access the accommodation and the services they need. That’s why...
15th June 2018 by Kevin Stewart MSP
Everyone deserves to live in a home that is high-quality, efficient and affordable, and this is why we are committed to delivering suitable homes for communities across Scotland. Since 2007 we have delivered more than 76,500 affordable homes and are also on track to reach our target of at least 50,000 affordable homes over the...
21st May 2018 by Kevin Stewart MSP
Eradicating fuel poverty is crucial to making Scotland fairer and that is why we will shortly introduce the Fuel Poverty (Target, Definition and Strategy) (Scotland) Bill. This Bill, which many will know as the Warm Homes Bill, will enshrine in legislation our long term ambition to eliminate fuel poverty. Of course, fuel poverty is about...
3rd April 2018 by Lesley Brown
I recently announced that the Scottish Government would be strengthening the current standards we have in place for fire and smoke alarms to ensure all homes have the highest level of protection by the end of 2020. Fire alarms are proven to save lives and are one of the most important investments you can make...
31st January 2018 by philipwhyte
A new, statutory Code of Practice for letting agents, which will improve standards and empower tenants, has come into force.