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Minister backs charities’ call to create new impact centre to improve how homelessness is prevented and tackled in Scotland    The Scottish Minister for Local Government and Housing Kevin Stewart  MSP has backed Crisis and Glasgow Homelessness Network’s (GHN) call for a new sector led centre to tackle homelessness through evidence-based solutions. The proposed new centre will build on Scotland’s international reputation for preventing and tackling homelessness, and will ensure ‘greater strides towards a future without … 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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Crisis has launched an awareness raising campaign titled ‘Cover the Cost. The UK-wide charity has asking supporters to put pressure on the UK Government to invest back into Local Housing Allowance rates in the upcoming spending review. It argues this will help prevent more people from losing their home and experiencing the trauma and anxiety … Continued

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  Join us at the impressive Edinburgh International Conference Centre, an unmissable event at the very heart of Scotland’s action on housing and homelessness. By making the decision to be a sponsor or exhibitor, you will be supporting our urgent objective of ensuring that everyone in Scotland has a home. You will also directly reach … Continued

Pathfinder Connect Event  | 27 March 2019 | Dundee Discovery Point Programme (PDF) Housing First Connect Newsletter Housing First Connect | Issue 1 Housing First Connect | Issue 2 Pathfinder Connect Event | November 2018 | Dundee Discovery Point   Programme (PDF) Presentation 5 Steps to Housing First Scotland (PPSX)

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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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Doug Gibson from the Homeless Network (GHN) reflects on Housing First in anticipation of this week’s major conference. I regularly feel and/or look like an idiot. There are many reasons for this but for the sake of brevity and reputation let’s focus on one: Housing First. You see, I’m lucky to have a network of … Continued

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GHN’s David and Jim reflect on #AyeWeCan so Far… Aye We Can is a 6 month collaboration to make sure the wit and wisdom of people with experience of homelessness shapes the recommendations to Scottish Ministers from the Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Action Group. Today we visited the Housing Minister Kevin Stewart MSP to deliver … Continued

Conference Report (PDF) Housing First Scotland Programme 2018 (PDF) Presentations (PDF) Housing First The Principles (PDF) Press Release from the Scottish Government 27.6.18 – £21 million for rapid rehousing and Housing First.   Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Action Group: Final Recommendations Report 

GHN cannot accept donations of furniture, food or clothing. There are several organisations in Glasgow who do – please contact them directly in the first instance as requirements may change. If you represent an organisation and would like to be included on this list please contact info@ghn.org.uk Destiny Angels Clothing Unopened toiletries Tinned and non perishable … Continued