Scottish Labour MSP for the Lothian region, Neil Findlay, this week backed Crisis’ campaign, A Life in Limbo, which highlights the impact of unsuitable temporary accommodation on those who become homeless.
Crisis, a charity that vigorously campaigns to end homelessness, and to support those who find themselves in a position where they become homeless, has highlighted that unsuitable temporary accommodation, such as B&Bs, hotels and hostels, can have a detrimental impact on mental health and job prospects.
Many of these facilities often do not obtain facilities that allow people to perform basic tasks such as cooking or washing their clothes. Indeed, many people go without access to critical support services.
Neil Findlay MSP said:
“When a person becomes homeless in Scotland, they are often placed in temporary accommodation which could be in the form of a B&B or hostel. This naturally brings uncertainty, stress and anxiety, which can have a very negative impact on mental well being.
“I fully support Crisis’ campaign to end lives in limbo, and to end homelessness. I believe that everyone is entitled to a warm, secure home and I will continue to fight for this in parliament.