Council welcomes new homelessness funding

Cllr Gavin Barrie, Housing and Economy Convener, comments on new funding to assist homelessness services throughout the city.

“As we move into the colder, darker winter months, yesterday's announcement is very welcome as it will help us to provide a real boost to homelessness services across the city.

“Our homelessness services are facing unprecedented pressures, with demand for both permanent and temporary accommodation exceeding supply. Earlier this month we set up a homelessness taskforce to address these pressures, and we are working with partners across the city to ensure that workable solutions are found.

This funding will help us to provide enough capacity across a wide range of services to ensure that we can meet the needs of anyone who is at risk of homelessness, and particularly for those who are rough sleeping.”

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