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Scotland social housing waiting lists ‘include 70,000 children’

Scotland social housing waiting lists ‘include 70,000 children’
EDINBURGH: An estimated 70,000 children in Scotland are on social housing waiting lists, the equivalent of 20 in every school, new analysis indicates.Housing and homelessness charity Shelter...

Housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland is calling for at least 37,100 social homes to be built to help tackle the issue.The poll of 1,073 adults in Scotland, carried out between September 8 and 11, found more than half (55 per cent) of respondents believe the next Scottish government should build more social homes than the current government will have built by the end of this parliamentary term.Just 4 per cent believe the next Scottish government should build fewer social homes.Just under two thirds (63 per cent) believe Scottish political parties should prioritise building social homes, while around one in five (21 per cent) believe they should prioritise ensuring more people can buy homes.

Top Story September 21, 2020 EDINBURGH: An estimated 70,000 children in Scotland are on social housing waiting lists, the equivalent of 20 in every school, new analysis indicates.The charity’s analysis of the Scottish Housing Survey indicates there are around 40,000 households with children on waiting lists for social housing, and around 70,000 children within those households.

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