25 October 2016
In a context where a number of Scottish local authorities report increasing levels of rough sleeping and/or begging, this event provides a forum for stakeholders to reflect on the opportunities, challenges and dilemmas associated with responses containing elements of ‘enforcement’ (e.g. byelaws, ASBOs) and/or ‘interventionism’ (e.g. assertive outreach). Using the interim findings of a major study of welfare conditionality in Scotland and England as a starting point, this event aims to promote an open and constructive debate about the rationale used to justify and/or oppose such measures, what is known about outcomes, and the complex practical and ethical issues associated with their use.
The Institute for Social Policy, Housing, Environment and Real Estate (ISPHERE)| Heriot-Watt University
Interventionist responses to rough sleeping and begging: controversies, opportunities and challenges (PDF)
Why not using enforcement and assertive outreach is a high risk strategy (PDF)
Margaret Ann Brunjes
Glasgow Homelessness Network
Inconsistency and *Saying the Wrong Things* (PDF)