WATCH: Highlands and Islands MSP calls to end stigma around homelessness

Watch the speech here . Emma Roddick MSP has today highlighted the barriers those who are experiencing homelessness currently face in Scotland. The SNP MSP voiced concerns over social isolation and access to health and social care for those experiencing homelessness. Speaking in the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday, Roddick described homelessness as a ‘trauma’ and,Continue reading “WATCH: Highlands and Islands MSP calls to end stigma around homelessness”

MSP highlights the link between homelessness and short-term lets in the Highlands and Islands

Emma Roddick MSP has today voiced her concerns over high levels of homelessness in the Highlands and Islands, particularly Skye, where young people are most likely to experience homelessness in the Highland Council area. Speaking in the Scottish Parliament debate on Wednesday, the SNP MSP opened up about her own experience of homelessness describing itContinue reading “MSP highlights the link between homelessness and short-term lets in the Highlands and Islands”

Roddick tells Scottish Government that over-provision of short-term lets is “devastating” Highlands and Islands

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick has raised concerns with the Scottish Government that short-term lets are “devastating” housing stock in the region. Speaking on Thursday morning, Roddick said: “The high density of short-term let properties is having a devastating effect on the availability of housing in the Highlands and Islands. “The number of holidayContinue reading “Roddick tells Scottish Government that over-provision of short-term lets is “devastating” Highlands and Islands”

WATCH: “Homelessness shouldn’t be a fact of life” says Emma Roddick MSP

Highlands and Islands MSP Emma Roddick spoke in Parliament yesterday in support of the Scottish Government’s commitment to preventing homelessness. Roddick stated: “I am heartened by the Scottish Government’s commitment to preventing homelessness. Homelessness shouldn’t simply be a fact of life in twenty-first century Scotland. “Homelessness is a symptom of many things and is inextricably linkedContinue reading “WATCH: “Homelessness shouldn’t be a fact of life” says Emma Roddick MSP”

WATCH: Roddick slams “hypocritical” Tories on poverty

MSP for the Highlands and Islands Emma Roddick has slammed the Scottish Conservatives for what she described as their “hypocritical” stance on social security. During her speech, in which she discussed her own experience of homelessness and welcomed the Scottish Government’s proposed prevention measures, a Conservative member intervened to ask why the Scottish Government wasContinue reading “WATCH: Roddick slams “hypocritical” Tories on poverty”