UK should adopt Scottish homelessness law



The Scottish law on homelessness that makes housing an enforceable right should be adopted across the UK, a United Nations’ report on social issues has said. The report said it is troubled by Britain’s ‘chronic shortage of housing, in particular social housing for the most disadvantaged and marginalised individuals, [such as those] with disabilities’, and singled out the Homelessness Scotland Act 2003 as ‘best practice’.