I work as a Veterans Outreach support worker, which is a partnership between Shelter Scotland and the Scottish Veterans Residence. I help veterans who are moving into their own tenancy. My clients are often starting with nothing, or very little, and have no budget to buy the things that they need most.
Six months is not a long time. It’s less than a football season; just longer than a school term and about as long as the gestation period for the largest type of bat. But under housing law it’s as long as you have security in your own home if you rent privately.
On 17 October at the Maryhill Burgh Halls, the partnership between Shelter Scotland and the Scottish Opera came to fruition. Now looking up at the huge Scottish Opera sign, which was hanging on the building where all the ‘magic happened’, I asked myself why was it such a good thing to be part of? Why was […]