Crisis UK Policy ConferencePublished:
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 positive change. There was much interesting discussion about the new legal duties in Wales to prevent homelessness and proposed changes to the legal homelessness framework in England. We also got the chance to learn more about tackling homelessness from further afield including Finland, the USA and Canada.
The conference was an excellent opportunity to meet people working in the homelessness field across all parts of the UK and consider whether developments elsewhere could help us here in Scotland.