Research Seminar: Destitution in the UK

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Over the past year GHN has played a supporting role in the research being undertaken by Heriot-Watt University into Destitution in the UK.  Glasgow was one of a number of cities the research was conducted in, with the aim of:

  • developing a better understanding of the scale and scope of destitution;
  • identifying who is affected by it;
  • understanding the main pathways in and out of destitution; and
  • making recommendations about how public policy should respond to the situation.

Professor Suzanne Fitzpatrick will be delivering a seminar on the key findings on Wednesday 9th March, 9.45am – 12 noon at the Adelphi Centre. Interest has been high and space limited, so bookings on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact claire@ghn.org.uk.

GHN e-newspage

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Read the March 2016 GHN e-newspage.

A bulletin for everyone working, living or using services in Glasgow who want to end homelessness. e-newspage will brief you on what’s relevant – practice, training, events, research and monitoring information. While this will always have a Glasgow focus, comparisons may be made with housing and homelessness issues across Scotland, the UK and Europe. Please do get in touch with your suggestions for the next edition – and update your diary with key training and events listed.

New Funding Opportunity:

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The People’s Health Trust has just launched the “Active Communities” Fund in Glasgow.

Funds are targeted at projects that aim to support people living in the City’s most disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

  1. To apply, voluntary sector groups must be properly constituted.
  2. Have an income of less than £350,000 a year (or an average of £350,000 over two years).
  3. Be seeking investment of between £5,000 and £50,000 for projects lasting up to two years.

Closing date for applications is 1pm on Wednesday 23 March 2016.

NB: Support with application development is being offered by GCVS. Applicants seeking support and/or advice on their submission should contact Phil Broadley, GCVS Capacity Building Officer on 0141 271 2311 (direct dial) or at phil.broadley@gcvs.org.uk

To check eligibility and apply for funding, visit www.peopleshealthtrust.org.uk (online, two-stage application process)