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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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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

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A vital component of the Housing and Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG) recommendations published earlier this year was input from people using homelessness services across Scotland. Following on from HARSAG, a national network designed to engage people with first-hand experience of homelessness launches today (Monday 26/11/18) and is inviting projects or individuals to join up. … Continued

Do you work in a role that supports the participation of people experiencing homelessness, or support any groups with experience of homelessness or have you been homeless yourself? We’d love to talk to you. SHIFT (Scottish Homelessness Involvement & Feedback Team) is a Scotland-wide network of people with lived experiences of homelessness who want to … Continued

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Claire Frew, Policy & Impact Manager at the Homeless Network blogs ahead of the Annual Homelessness Conference 2018 During the winter of 2017-18 more than 400 people affected by homelessness took the time to share their priorities for ending homelessness in Scotland. These were people willing to share their stories and experiences to help us … Continued

Calls from the Frontline to End Homelessness in Scotland Frontline workers have a unique insight into what works and what doesn’t to tackle homelessness. So, it is important we hear those voices to share good practice and build positive solutions through their expertise. This report presents the knowledge and ideas gathered from 75 frontline workers from … Continued

Aye We Can is a collaboration with people with lived experience of homelessness. It is facilitated by SHIEN at The Homeless Network on behalf of the Scottish Government’s Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group (HARSAG). Together, we made sure that the unique knowledge and insight of people experiencing homelessness shaped the Action Group’s recommendations to Scottish Ministers. 425 … Continued