Winter Break

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This year, let’s prevent any new deaths on the street. Let’s have a #WinterBreak for evictions in Scotland.

 

Shelter Scotland estimate that 5,000 people sleep rough on Scotland's streets throughout the year. The main route to homelessness is the loss of a tenancy. In Glasgow alone, 39 people died between May 2016 and March 2017. This risk is far higher in the winter. And this situation is completely avoidable.

 

In France since December 1956, there has been a “winter break’’ to help protect residents from being thrown out into the cold from the 1st of November until the 31st of March. This covers all tenants, people in temporary accommodation, and people living in any temporary shelters from being evicted or such temporary structures from being destroyed.

The “winter break” law helps reduce the risk of people having to sleep rough during the winter, and reduces winter deaths. Help us win this for people in Scotland too.

 

We are calling on the Scottish Government to implement a similar law against evictions during the winter. We do not want anyone sleeping rough this winter and any more winter deaths in Scotland.

 

We want a #WinterBreak for evictions in Scotland.

 

See who else is signing:
Lucy Anthony
MireiaGrau Puncernau
Victor Navarro Miragaya
Suzannah Murning
Shona MacDougall
Gerry Pearson
Leo Plumb
Huey Uven Amelea Chua
Sean McLaughlan
Jenny Kermally
Laura Smith
James Barrowman
Moira Brown
Will Golding
Iain Daniels
Emiel de Lange
Aleksandra Gaj
Georgie Harris
Maryann Gillies
Calam Pengilly
Ben Christman
Lindsay McClelland
Paul glavey
Jessica Maberly
Lindsey Stewart
Charlotte Couldricl
karen mclean
Jason Bunting

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  • Lucy Anthony
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  • MireiaGrau Puncernau
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  • Victor Navarro Miragaya
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  • Suzannah Murning
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  • Shona MacDougall
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  • Gerry Pearson
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  • Leo Plumb
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  • Huey Uven Amelea Chua
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  • Sean McLaughlan
    signed 2018-12-18 12:41:36 +0000
  • Jenny Kermally
    signed 2018-12-16 23:27:48 +0000
  • Laura Smith
    signed 2018-12-15 15:02:33 +0000
  • James Barrowman
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  • Moira Brown
    signed 2018-12-15 14:13:39 +0000
  • Will Golding
    signed 2018-12-14 23:57:13 +0000
  • Iain Daniels
    signed 2018-12-14 16:13:25 +0000
  • Emiel de Lange
    signed 2018-12-14 14:13:43 +0000
  • Aleksandra Gaj
    signed 2018-12-10 18:32:26 +0000
  • Georgie Harris
    signed 2018-11-26 16:24:30 +0000
  • Maryann Gillies
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  • Calam Pengilly
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  • Lindsay M.
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  • Lindsay McClelland
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  • Paul glavey
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  • Jessica Maberly
    signed 2018-11-01 14:11:27 +0000
  • Lindsey Stewart
    signed 2018-11-01 12:39:52 +0000
  • Charlotte Couldricl
    signed 2018-11-01 09:12:56 +0000
  • karen mclean
    signed 2018-10-31 21:21:59 +0000
  • Jason Bunting
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