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The 2019 Housing First Conference in Edinburgh was by all accounts the largest and most high profile yet, bringing together key players in the homelessness sector from across the UK. Keynote speakers were the Cabinet Secretary, Aileen Campbell MSP, and the founder of the Housing first approach in New York, Sam Tsemberis, who spoke in … Continued

Ramping Up Edinburgh | 22 May 2019 | 8.45 – 16.00 Conference Report (PDF)    

Can Digital Inclusion be a Way to Foster Participation of People with Experience of Homelessness? David Kidd, SHIEN’s Development Co-ordinator asked of a European audience at the FEANTSA Policy Conference in Gdansk, Poland. Colleagues from across Europe considered the question, at the same time as taking part in a participative method entitled Shared Solutions.  To … Continued

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Staff from GHN were delighted to attend the Crisis UK Policy Conference in London entitled Innovation and Devolution: Doing things differently to end homelessness. The conference provided the opportunity to collectively consider the common homelessness problems that exist across the different UK nations and learn more about the different approaches taken in each to affect … Continued

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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Nearly 200 people joined us in the City Chambers last week for Glasgow’s Annual Homelessness Conference. With the theme of Health and Homelessness, the day offered the opportunity to consider new knowledge and responses to help address the impact on your health of being homeless. A conference report is now being prepared which will capture … Continued

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The Next Piece | Co-production in homelessness services (PDF) 73 individuals including people with lived experience, policy makers, staff, academics, volunteers and community members from across Scotland attended the SHIEN national conference in Glasgow. All were invited to attend as community members, in recognition of the range of expertise everyone has – as professionals, volunteers, friends, … 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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  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