Reported by Fife Today – the news we share raises awareness of equality issues being reported in the media. Fife Council highlighted the issue of domestic abuse as part of Scottish Housing Day yesterday. 11% of homeless people are forced into this situation because of domestic abuse and household disputes, with 4,436 incidents of domestic … Continue reading Equality News Update: Fife Today: Fife Council to shine a light on domestic abuse
HOMELESS people in Scotland's cities could have temporary tenancies "flipped" to give them more secure permanent accommodation after the Covid-19 outbreak.
Around £2 million is to be spent improving Fife’s Gypsy Traveller sites over the next two years.
A package of items designed to give former homeless people a fresh start in their first accommodation has been made available.
Barnardo's Scotland has teamed up with other organisations to provide purpose built houses for young people leaving care
The family of a disabled Fife pensioner, who has to rely on a “fireman’s lift” up and down two flights of stairs just to get access her home, have made a last-ditch bid to get her rehoused.
A £3m action plan to tackle the discrimination and challenges faced by the Gypsy/Traveller community has been launched.
The Scottish Government has been urged to set a target for new disabled housing after research found that the number of disabled people on housing waiting lists has risen by almost 80% in the last two years.
Tens of thousands of disabled Scots lack access to suitable housing as Scotland lags behind other parts of the UK
The Scottish Refugee Council has warned that a two-tier system of housing rights is emerging after a legal bid to prevent failed asylum seekers being evicted without a court order was dismissed by Scotland’s highest court.
Short-stay sites for Travellers are set to open in Fife to stop families setting up unauthorised camps.
The rollout of the Housing First initiative in Scotland is set to be stepped up, with a target of helping 830 people find homes
The Scottish Government and COSLA have launched a refreshed joint strategy that promotes independent living at home for older people.
The thousands of lettings agents and landlords around the country who reject housing benefit claimants could be flouting equality laws, due to a recent legal case.
Urgent action is required to reverse the shortage of housing for older and disabled people as Scotland struggles to meet the needs of a rapidly ageing population, according to a new alliance of charities and other organisations.