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On Friday 17 May Glasgow City Council published the invitation to tender for a brand new alliance –the much anticipated Glasgow Alliance to End Homelessness. A development two-years in the making, it has been described as, ‘an ambitious systems-change programme,’ and has the aim of eradicating homelessness in the city. In an innovative move, people … Continued

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As part of an international effort to raise awareness of homelessness Social Bite will be a beneficiary and partner of The World’s Big Sleep Out; a global call to end homelessness, taking place in December 2019. Scotland will play its part in hosting the Scottish leg with our very own Sleep Out in Edinburgh, continuing … Continued

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The Scottish Government consultation on temporary accommodation standards has opened and invites responses up to 14 Aug 2019. The Programme for Government announced by the First Minister on 5 September 2017 set out a new commitment to eradicate rough sleeping, transform the use of temporary accommodation in Scotland and end homelessness. Views are sought on … 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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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

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A much anticipated study into the factors that contribute to severe multiple disadvantage (SMD) is due to be published on the 24 June 2019 by the Lankelly Chase Foundation and partners. The ‘Hard Edges – Scotland’ report will consider the relationship between homelessness, offending and substance misuse and also explore the impact of domestic violence … Continued

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The First Minister announced recently that Social Security Scotland would commence delivery of the Best Start Grant Early Learning Payment for eligible families with children aged between two and three and a half, which is now up and running. The one-off payment worth £250 will be followed by the School Age Payment for eligible families around … Continued

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Desperate to find out how Housing First is being ramped up across Scotland? The brand-new monthly tracker is now available to view here .  This update from GHN will provide details of tenancies, progress towards targets and other information that’s available to share. More on Housing First in this blog by Claire Frew, our Policy and … Continued

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