§ Mr. Gordon Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what services for homeless young people are currently being funded by his Department under (a) section 10 of the Social Work (Scotland) Act, (b) section 13 of the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act and (c) the urban aid programme.
§ Mr. Ancram
The information for 1984–85 is as follows: 401W
£ (a) Grants are provided jointly under section 10 of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 and section 13 of the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977 towards the administrative costs of the following organisations: Scottish Council for Single Homeless 31,750 Scottish Women's Aid 27,280 (b) Grant is provided under section 13 of the Housing (Homeless Persons) Act 1977 towards the following project: Shelter (Scotland) Young People's Housing Project 12,925
(c) Urban programme funding is supporting the following projects for young homeless people: Funding of Director for Edinburgh Council for Single Homeless Project — 23,420 Independent Community Homes for Young People (Glasgow) 31,400 64,673 Short Stay Refuge for Adolescents(Monklands) 11,243 87,211 Adolescent Hostel (Inverclyde) — 27,097 Elpis Centre (for girls) (Glasgow) — 29,200
In addition, the following urban programme projects provide for both young and adult homeless:
Reception/Short Stay unit for single homeless (Aberdeen) — 37,317 Upgrading of Peoples Palace (Edinburgh) — 35,430 Women's Aid—second tier (Glasgow) 4,444 3,745 Redidential/Day care project for long term homeless women 975 85,788 Rehousing hostel/lodging house(Glasgow) — 47,149 Lodging/alcoholic counselling houses(Glasgow) — 15,311 Steps to Independence (Paisley)— 40,900 Single homeless and alcoholic unit(Glasgow) — 44,806
- (1) The Scottish Council for Single Homeless and Scottish Women's Aid provide services for both homeless young people and adults. It is not possible to identify what proportion of the grant to those organisations is specifically for services to young people.
- (2) Urban Programme projects sometimes incorporate specific services for other groups such as alcoholics.