Thousands of homeless Children this Christmas

Christmas is a time for joy, for family, for friends, for food - and for over indulging.

But for many homeless young people this Christmas, it won't be.

Figures published last week showed that over the last three Christmases more than 100,000 people were homeless in Scotland on the last three Christmas Days. 31,000 of those were children.

And that number rose in 2014 - with more than 1,000 more homeless children than the year before.

The appalling truth that thousands of people spent Christmas Day homeless over recent years. Many of them may have been placed in temporary accommodation, which is hardly a suitable way of tackling homelessness in the long-term.

Children and adults in this country have the right to have a roof over their heads and no-one should have to spend a single day without a home.

By backtracking on their manifesto pledge to build 6,000 homes each year for social rent, the SNP are failing these children and families who have nowhere else to go during the coldest months of the year.

The Scottish Liberal Democrats want to build a fairer society where everyone has the warmth and safety of a home at all times of the year. That’s why we’ll keep pressing the government to get a grip of the housing crisis in this country and call on them to accelerate their building programme for houses for social rent.

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