The Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan (RRTP) is a new planning framework for local authorities and their partners to transition to a rapid rehousing approach. It is in 3 parts: Market Area Analysis: (pdf / 7MB ) A current review of temporary and settled accommodation for homeless households across each local authority, aligned with the existing planning structures … Continued

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Radisson Blu in Glasgow, Tuesday 8 October 2019 Our popular annual conference will be on Tuesday 8 October 2019, opened by Kevin Stewart, Minister for Local Government, Housing and Planning. The of this year’s event is homelessness prevention Homelessness is devastating and has many consequences.  It is also understood that Scotland’s transition to a rapid … 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

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 

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GHN responded to the Scottish Parliament’s Call for Evidence on Homelessness. Our key points are: Every case of homelessness in Scotland is an emergency. We need to change and simplify our overly-complex homelessness system to respond with urgency; The local authority-led ‘Housing Options’ approach is making strides and provides the ideal foundation for building further … Continued