Glasgow Homelessness Network has always maintained a long-term perspective of homelessness that is neither insular nor simply single issue based so that GHN remains true to its purpose despite changing circumstances. We strive to ensure that our understanding of and approach to homelessness is evidence-based, holistic and inequalities sensitive. We work to build our own reputation as a contemporary and expert ‘knowledge base’ of homelessness, while connecting our perspective and expertise with that of practitioners, service users, academics and other experts to strengthen and verify our information and responses. We recognise the interplay between housing (temporary and permanent accommodation), opportunity (employment, learning and earning) and wellbeing (health, care, support, social networks and participation).
What difference do we want to make?
Policy and Planning
An integrated policy environment which prevents homelessness, never creates or exacerbates it and guides effective responses where homelessness has not been averted.
Practice and Partnership
An integrated provision and transition of support for people affected by homelessness that is characterised by service quality and early mainstream intervention.
Perception and Prejudice
Where people living, working and using services in Glasgow understand homelessness and have opportunities to share ownership in preventing and alleviating it.
Evidence and Information
Availability of accurate and connected information that describes, informs and progresses the prevention and alleviation of homelessness in Glasgow.
Organisational Development and Improvement
We are a participatory and learning organisation where our people build on success, manage risk and demonstrate confidence, motivation and commitment to improvement.