Green councillor in call for better homeless standards

A Green councillor is seeking an improvement in the standards of homeless “B&B hostels”.

Green Group Convenor, Steve Burgess has written to all of the members of Edinburgh City Council’s Regulatory Committee, urging them to support a review of the quality and management of hostels into which homeless people are placed.  This follows recent cases alleging poor quality and care for residents.

Steve BurgegssCllr Burgess said:

“I simply do not believe that the standards for ordinary HMOs are sufficient to safeguard the interests of a vulnerable group of residents who have almost no bargaining power.

“They need the council to stand up for their interests. Improving standards – of property, of management and of support for people – is good for residents, neighbours and the public purse.”

Read the full story in the Edinburgh Evening News

 

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