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The Scottish Homelessness Involvement and Empowerment Network (SHIEN) has been facilitated by Glasgow Homelessness Network (GHN) since 2008 thanks to funding from the Scottish Government. It was established to promote involvement, participation and more recently coproduction, within homelessness services across Scotland; supporting us all to get better at supporting homeless people to become involved in … 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

Download a Brochure (PDF) Please contact allin@ghn.org.uk for future training dates & events.   Engaging Seldom Heard Voices Seldom heard voices are individuals and communities who don’t have a common, collective voice and are typically under-represented in consultation and the development of services. This introductory course is for both front line practitioners and those in strategic roles. … Continued

Update at June 2018 Glasgow City Council published this statement: Statement to the Market – Re-Design of Homelessness Service Following a procurement strategy review, the Prior Information Notice (PIN) published by GCC on the 23rd September 2017 in relation to the procurement of a re-designed Homelessness Service for Glasgow via the creation of an Alliance … Continued

Can Digital Inclusion be a Way to Foster Participation of People with Experience of Homelessness? David Kidd, SHIEN’s Development Co-ordinator asked of a European audience at the FEANTSA Policy Conference in Gdansk, Poland. Colleagues from across Europe considered the question, at the same time as taking part in a participative method entitled Shared Solutions.  To … Continued

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Working with colleagues from across the homelessness sector (both those who work in services and those who use them) we set out to find out about what is good about homelessness services in Glasgow, what could be made better and how that should happen. To do this, we co-produced a survey with 7 questions which … Continued

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Glasgow Homelessness Network Training Survey – WIN FREE PLACES! All In @ GHN is conducting a survey into training needs for 2016. Your input is crucial in helping us develop useful, relevant training for organisations in the public and third sectors. Every completed entry will go into a draw for a free place on a training … Continued

All In is a Scottish social enterprise focused on supporting clients to improve the quality and quantity of participation, coproduction, and engagement in their services and projects. We hear these buzzwords more and more, but what do they mean and how do they work? More importantly, why do they matter to you? At All In … Continued

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The involvement of people who have lived experience of homelessness or poor housing is really beginning to influence the development of both practice and policy. The Scottish Homelessness Involvement and Empowerment Network, the Scottish Co-production Network, and Shelter Scotland invited people with experience of homelessness and people working in the field to explore how we … Continued