Response to Call for Evidence on Homelessness


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 change;
  • Scaling up the ‘Housing First’ rapid rehousing model is the practical change needed for people sleeping rough and facing multiple disadvantage.

And bring forward:

  • The housing activists and commentators, who should never stop asking difficult questions. People care about homelessness, and we need their fresh perspective;
  • The unique insight of people with lived experience of homelessness who are allies in the fight against homelessness in Scotland.

You can read our full response here