Responding to reports in the Sunday Post highlighting soaring homelessness, Scottish Liberal Democrat housing spokesperson and inequalities campaigner Caron Lindsay said:
“Homelessness destroys people’s lives and it is a national scandal that so many lives are in crisis. The disruption, insecurity and stress that this causes is immense.
“When the SNP Government fail to get to grips with the housing crisis they fail these people and their families. There would, of course, be more houses for social rent if the SNP had not downgraded the target for social house building during the last Parliament.
“That’s why Scottish Liberal Democrats will continue to press SNP ministers to increase the number of homes for social rent, and seek to overturn callous Conservative social security measures which are causing this growing epidemic."