Equality News Update: Fife becomes first local authority to back Shelter Scotland’s Far From Fixed homeless campaign

Fife Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to sign-up to a major national campaign aimed at tackling homelessness.

Shelter Scotland’s Homelessness: Far From Fixed campaign calls for significant changes to end the human tragedy of homelessness by ensuring public bodies are all working together to tackle the causes and consequences of people losing their homes.

Judy Hamilton, convener of Fife Council’s community and housing services committee, said: “Everyone deserves a warm and safe place to call home and it’s vital that we continue to push forward in our bid to eliminate homelessness.

“Here in Fife we are committed to providing affordable housing with 2,700 homes already completed and a commitment to a further 3,500 to be built over the next five years.

“While this will make a big difference, we know it will not solve the problem of homelessness in our communities. Partners and governments need to work together, provide proper resources and get this issue fixed once and for all.”

 

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lewisbainbridge

Information and Communications Assistant at Fife Centre for Equalities