GHN works with academics and third sector partners to report on homelessness and rough sleeping in Glasgow. In publishing this data, we aim to provide robust and reliable evidence about the experiences of people using key homeless services across the third sector (homeless charities). The report illustrates the increasing levels of rough sleeping in Glasgow and low rates of people presenting to the local authority for homelessness assistance.
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 the priorities of those who participated in the sofa sessions and roundtable discussions. During lunch, GHN’s AGM reviewed our annual report and accounts for 2014-15 and elected our Board of Directors for the coming year. A warm welcome to Elodie Mignard from Scottish Refugee Council who joins GHN’s Board this year
We are delighted to have secured another funding programme from the Big Lottery Fund, with thanks to BLF for understanding and supporting our plans. This package will enable us to grow our partnership approach to tenancy sustainment in Glasgow, and link with new partners across the West of Scotland. Delivered by a partnership of GHN, NG Homes, Jobs and Business Glasgow and Glasgow Clyde College, this new funding will link over 400 people experiencing homelessness into learning, opportunity and services in their local areas. We want to ensure we are working with local partners within each area; so please do get in touch with Pauline McColgan at GHN on 0141 420 7272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org