Homelessness in Glasgow (June 2016) (PDF) A working group was formed with people from a broad range of backgrounds and perspectives including: people with experience of homelessness, people working on the front line of homelessness services, homelessness service managers, homelessness service commissioners, community development staff and more. We designed a survey that was shared widely across … Continued

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The involvement of people who have lived experience of homelessness or poor housing is really beginning to influence the development of both practice and policy. The Scottish Homelessness Involvement and Empowerment Network, the Scottish Co-production Network, and Shelter Scotland invited people with experience of homelessness and people working in the field to explore how we … Continued

It is well known that homelessness is bad for your health. It often follows other problems or trauma in people’s lives and is especially linked to existing poverty and health inequality. In Glasgow, people who’ve experienced homelessness are also more likely to experience early mortality from specific causes. Life expectancy is significantly lower than even … Continued

Detailed snapshot reporting from the GHN Online Data Management System is produced on an ongoing quarterly basis. It is important to note that GHN works to continually improve our monitoring and reporting methods, and as a result the information presented in early reports may differ slightly from the most recent. Use the links below to … Continued

GHN has facilitated a long-term programme of work to design and implement a new quantitative homelessness monitoring system, with close guidance and advice from academics and third sector homelessness services. Each of the reports based on the data collected from GHN’s Online Data Management system (‘the ODM’) provides quantitative evidence about the current nature and … Continued

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The next round of training from All In kicks of next month (4 July) with a course titled ‘Dance with Grace’ focusing on assertive outreach and homelessness. Outreach workers approach an individual unsure what the response is going to be – will they walk away or engage? This course explores the principles of good outreach, … Continued

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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