Last week the Scottish Government released the quarterly update of the official homelessness statistics for Scotland. Unsurprisingly, as a homelessness charity working in Scotland, the publication of these stats always causes a flurry of interest and activity in the office (especially for the more geeky among us). The publication of these figures gives us information […]
On Tuesday 27 November 2012 the First Minister Alex Salmond delivered a lecture on the subject of housing and social justice. The lecture took place at the Scottish National Gallery and was in memory of the late poet Edwin Morgan and marked the 2012 commitment to equalise the right of homeless people to permanent housing.
This was the question, and all that is implied within it, that was doing circuits of logic around my mind whilst I took my seat at the signing of the West of Scotland Housing Options Hub’s protocol in Glasgow recently.
At a recent meeting I found myself the only media-type in a room of non-media charity folk. One bright spark innocently asked if I was the Siobhan Sharpe of Shelter Scotland. Although a catchy title, I was flabbergasted.