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The National What Works Advisor, Dr David Halpern, has welcomed the Centre for Homelessness Impact as a new member of the What Works Network. Its membership has also been backed by Communities Secretary RT Hon James Brockenshire MP, Ministers Kevin Stewart MSP and Julie James AM, and the Centre’s founding partners at Crisis and GHN. … Continued

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The next event of the Participation Network, designed to give people the skills to get more involved in their own local and sector networks, is on Saturday 30th of March. For people who want to get more involved in their communities or take part in debate and action on single issues, it aims to: develop … Continued

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Homelessness projects are the focus of more than £3 million of National Lottery funding that aims to prevent homelessness. In Glasgow and Edinburgh eight new partnerships have come together, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, which will work with people who have lived experience of homelessness to develop new projects. The funding makes up … 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 Chartered Institute of Housing in Scotland has teamed up with the Homeless Network to produce the first in a series of publications containing guidance and advice on Housing First for those working in the housing sector. Housing First Know-How manual includes explanations on the policy drivers for Housing First, advice on making it work … Continued

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The Office for National Statistics and the Centre for Homelessness Impact (CHI) have launched an online consultation to find out how to bolster their homelessness data. The national stats body the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has indicated it wants to move beyond counting homelessness to understand more about the reasons why people end up … 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

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Mears Group has been awarded the new contract by the Home Office for providing accommodation and support for people seeking refugee protection in Scotland. Following the announcement at the beginning of the year, agencies across the country expressed their views on how people involved in the asylum process should be treated, and the Scottish Refugee … 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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Do you know, or are you working with, someone with experience of the criminal justice system who is looking for a new start in 2019? Drop into an open day at The Russell Institute in Paisley Town Centre (30 Causeyside Street, Paisley) on Tuesday 22nd January from 12pm-1pm for a cup of tea and more … Continued