No place like home?


I have just been reading an article in the CIS magazine “No place like home?” Shelter Scotland’s campaign for a legally enforceable right to housing and I thought I would highlight some statics that may surprise if not shock you. Such as the sentence “Today, across Scotland, 38 children will lose their home” I read this at my desk in a relatively warm office but very much aware of the wintry weather outside and I struggled to get my head round these children being made homeless – today! It did go on to say that shocking as the statistic was, it doesn’t seem to change behaviour. It needed people power, so they asked Scottish public: Are you with us? To which they received an overwhelming “yes”, and have taken that to the Government for action.
Other statistics from Shelter Scotland include:
14,043 children were assessed as homeless, or threatened with homelessness in 2018-19
80% of children in homeless households were under 11 years old
A sobering thought, we all need to be aware of what is behind these statistics – families. We need to show compassion and understanding in supporting them and play our part in through the work we do to reduce the homelessness and improve lives.

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