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Homelessness in Scotland: the 2012 Commitment

In 2003, the Scottish Parliament passed legislation stating that everyone who is homeless will have a right to a home by 2012. Local authorities will have a duty to house all those who are found to be homeless from January 2013 and to provide the same level of service to all homeless people. Evidence from citizens advice bureaux shows a mixed picture of progress, with some homelessness services struggling to meet the commitment alongside the effects of the recession and funding difficulties.

Keith Dryburgh
Publication date
April 2012
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