Is Scotland Fair Enough? (PDF) Our national participation network SHIEN facilitated a survey called “Is Scotland Fair Enough?” to understand the experiences of people facing hardship, exclusion and inequality. We wanted to feed these important views into the Scottish Government’s national discussion on a fairer Scotland which will inform Scotland’s new Social Justice Action Plan. We … Continued

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As part of an international effort to raise awareness of homelessness Social Bite will be a beneficiary and partner of The World’s Big Sleep Out; a global call to end homelessness, taking place in December 2019. Scotland will play its part in hosting the Scottish leg with our very own Sleep Out in Edinburgh, continuing … Continued

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This week, there was shock when Serco announced plans to restart a lock-change programme at the homes of up to 300 people seeking asylum in Scotland. See our joint statement with key organisations across the sector, led by Scottish Refugee Council. A timely link to this important report published by the Destitute Asylum Seeker Service Partnership (DASS) … Continued

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The First Minister announced recently that Social Security Scotland would commence delivery of the Best Start Grant Early Learning Payment for eligible families with children aged between two and three and a half, which is now up and running. The one-off payment worth £250 will be followed by the School Age Payment for eligible families around … Continued

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Scotland could be free from the most visible and acute forms of homelessness within three years – this is the aim of the Housing First Pathfinder, a Scottish Government backed programme that officially ramps up today in five cities, Aberdeen/shire, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling. It is joint-funded by partners including the Scottish Government, The … Continued

Register your interest in Housing First Scotland events and news. Questions? E-mail housingfirstscot@ghn.org.uk or call 0141 420 7272 Keep up to date with latest developments on Twitter at @HFScotland

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An influential body representing Scottish Universities has highlighted the vital role of PIE (psychologically informed environments) in bringing about harm reduction, plus the benefits of connecting with lived-experience to better understand and address homelessness, health and harm reduction. In a report that draws together learning from three events, 10 recommendations lay out the most significant … Continued

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Do you know someone with lived experience of homelessness who would like to get more involved in influencing policy and services? We are looking for volunteers for the GHIFT; Glasgow Homelessness Involvement & Feedback Team. GHIFT members are directly involved in facilitating events and conferences, feeding into surveys and taking part in the wider debate … Continued

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This year Social Bite will again be opening their shops in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen on Christmas Day to provide food, presents and loving company to people who are homeless during the festive season. CHRISTMAS EVE (12pm – 3pm) & CHRISTMAS DAY (12pm – 4pm) in each of the following locations: Aberdeen 516 Union St, … Continued