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If your organisation is working to address homelessness and related issues in any part of Scotland funding is available from The National Lottery Community Fund (formerly The Big Lottery Fund). Exclusive funding is available for projects in Edinburgh and Glasgow following stakeholder sessions and lived experience workshops to gain insight into where the Lottery can … Continued

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The Community Activist Panel is made up of people from across the city and is hosted by our staff. It supports the work of Glasgow City Council’s Poverty Leadership Panel, which includes agencies such as The Federation of Small Business, The Poverty Alliance and Glasgow City Council.  The members of CAP have each experienced poverty, … Continued

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The next event of the Participation Network, designed to give people the skills to get more involved in their own local and sector networks, is on Saturday 30th of March. For people who want to get more involved in their communities or take part in debate and action on single issues, it aims to: develop … Continued

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Everyone is welcome to come along to brand new free Community Breakfast’s in Parkhead, Dalmarnock and Barrowfield as part of the Glasgow East ‘Thriving Places’ from Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership. The next event is 14 March at Barrowfield Community Centre. Thriving Places, is about bringing people together to help improve a local area. … Continued

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The first stage of Universal Credit has now rolled out across Glasgow for those people making new claims, or whose circumstances have changed recently. Universal Credit combines six benefits into one for working age people across the UK. In Scotland payment flexibilities were secured where people can be paid twice a month and have the … Continued

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Do you know, or are you working with, someone with experience of the criminal justice system who is looking for a new start in 2019? Drop into an open day at The Russell Institute in Paisley Town Centre (30 Causeyside Street, Paisley) on Tuesday 22nd January from 12pm-1pm for a cup of tea and more … Continued

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It feels like every day in the news right now, we hear about important, life changing votes taking place. Six months after Govan High School facilitated a Community Budgeting voting process, we returned to witness the school changing project that six pupils made happen. Around the school are benches where pupils can sit and chat, … Continued

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GHN are delighted to be appointed as project managers for the new Housing First Scotland programme. It will be one of the largest in the UK, and will bring hundreds of people experiencing homelessness into secure and supported tenancies. The Corra Foundation will manage the funds, which they have now opened here: https://www.corra.scot/grant-programmes/housing-first-scotland-fund/ It’s been … Continued

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Jordan has participated in learning and volunteering with Glasgow Homelessness Network since 2014, first joining us through a Keys to Learn tenancy sustainment course. Jordan trained to become a Navigate Peer Advocate, to help others solve their housing and benefits issues, as well as a peer supporter for future Keys to Learn courses. This all helped … Continued

Human Trafficking and Exploitation Human Trafficking is the illegal trade in human beings, both adults and children, for the purpose of commercial exploitation that sees people being forced into activities such as: Prostitution and pornography; Working in a range of sectors (e.g. agriculture, care, hospitality, construction) for no wages; Criminal activity such as shoplifting, fraud … Continued