Tag Archives: Homelessness

Fears raised over capacity to fight homelessness

A report this month by the charity Crisis has raised concerns about Scotland’s ability to tackle homelessness, with more people being forced to stay longer in temporary accommodation.

Although the numbers of households assessed as homeless has continued to fall, dropping 5% from last year, Crisis argue that the number of homeless applications has remained steady at around 54,000 – taking into account the use of Housing Options services.

The report also raised concerns that some councils “were using Housing Options to deny people their statutory rights, limiting assistance to just signposting to other services.”

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A social soup revolution is simmering across Scotland

There’s something special about soup. Whether it’s the classics – Scotch broth, lentil, Cullen skink, oxtail – or a more exotic taste, a bowl of soup is the perfect dish to warm you up on a cold Scottish night.

Almost everyone will have fond memories of their granny’s lentil soup – a thousand tiny variations passed down through the generations.

It’s simple, cheap and healthy – not to mention a clever way to trick the kids into having their five a day.

But more than that, soup is a leveller. It brings people together to enjoy a shared experience.

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