Homeless scandal revealed as Tory cuts cause huge surge in young Scots forced onto street : Daily Record.

New study shows someone loses their home every 19 minutes with those aged 16 to 34 the worst affected.

More and more young Scots are ending up on the street

More and more young Scots are ending up on the street (Image: Getty)

 

Increasing numbers of young Scots are falling into ­homelessness amid a housing crisis fuelled by crippling Tory welfare cuts.

Half those who feared losing their home or finding themselves on the streets are aged 16 to 34.

The figures show a higher proportion of young people bearing the brunt of our housing problem, according to research by homeless charity Shelter.

The crisis is reflected in a surge of applications to Shelter for help in the past year, when 21,000 Scots needed advice on keeping a roof over their heads.

A homeless man pleads for help in the street
A homeless man pleads for help in the street (Image: Getty)

Scotland’s renters also reported an alarming range of problems relating to housing costs, conditions and issues with landlords – resulting in 825,000 unique visits to Shelter’s online advice.

The charity’s deputy director Alison Watson said: “This report shows the disproportionate impact of Scotland’s housing crisis on young people and private renters, who are both ­over-represented in the number of people we helped.

“The terrible shortage of truly affordable homes, harsh welfare reforms, stagnant wages and the high cost of keeping a roof over their head are the main reasons driving people to ask for help.

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