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Do you know, or are you working with, someone with experience of the criminal justice system who is looking for a new start in 2019? Drop into an open day at The Russell Institute in Paisley Town Centre (30 Causeyside Street, Paisley) on Tuesday 22nd January from 12pm-1pm for a cup of tea and more … Continued

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A vital component of the Housing and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) recommendations published earlier this year was input from people using homelessness services across Scotland. Following on from HARSAG, a national network designed to engage people with first-hand experience of homelessness launches today (Monday 26/11/18) and is inviting projects or individuals to join up. … Continued

Do you work in a role that supports the participation of people experiencing homelessness, or support any groups with experience of homelessness or have you been homeless yourself? We’d love to talk to you. SHIFT (Scottish Homelessness Involvement & Feedback Team) is a Scotland-wide network of people with lived experiences of homelessness who want to … Continued

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Claire Frew, Policy & Impact Manager at the Homeless Network blogs ahead of the Annual Homelessness Conference 2018 During the winter of 2017-18 more than 400 people affected by homelessness took the time to share their priorities for ending homelessness in Scotland. These were people willing to share their stories and experiences to help us … Continued

Calls from the Frontline to End Homelessness in Scotland Frontline workers have a unique insight into what works and what doesn’t to tackle homelessness. So, it is important we hear those voices to share good practice and build positive solutions through their expertise. This report presents the knowledge and ideas gathered from 75 frontline workers from … Continued

Aye We Can is a collaboration with people with lived experience of homelessness. It is facilitated by SHIEN at The Homeless Network on behalf of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG). Together, we made sure that the unique knowledge and insight of people experiencing homelessness shaped the Action Group’s recommendations to Scottish Ministers. 425 … Continued

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For the last few months, we at GHN/ All In have been delivering free training and workshops on Community Budgeting (CB) in areas all across the city of Glasgow. Don’t let the name Community Budgeting put you off – it’s not about teaching you how to spend your own money exactly! In a nutshell, CB … Continued

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Doug Gibson from the Homeless Network (GHN) reflects on Housing First in anticipation of this week’s major conference. I regularly feel and/or look like an idiot. There are many reasons for this but for the sake of brevity and reputation let’s focus on one: Housing First. You see, I’m lucky to have a network of … Continued

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Scotland is in the spotlight this week as nearly 250 people gather on Tues 26 June 2018 at the Albert Halls in Stirling for the Housing First Scotland conference. Opened by Kevin Stewart MSP, Minister for Local Government and Housing, the day will hear how Scotland has now placed Housing First firmly at the heart … Continued

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Jordan has participated in learning and volunteering with Glasgow Homelessness Network since 2014, first joining us through a Keys to Learn tenancy sustainment course. Jordan trained to become a Navigate Peer Advocate, to help others solve their housing and benefits issues, as well as a peer supporter for future Keys to Learn courses. This all helped … Continued